Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 3, 2007
Next Generation Awareness Foundation, Inc. (501(c)(3)) (NGAF), producers of the Urban Film Series Tour and Black History Month Film & Discussion Series, announced today that Landmark Theatres will again host its Annual Black Docs Film Series. Black Docs, often proclaimed as the most significant screening series in urban America due to the range of hot topics and issues it covers, will run from April through October at Landmark Theatre's E Street Cinema, located at 555 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC. All members of the public are invited to come and support the April 12th kick-off which will include the official premiere of Gus & Rose: Reflections of Katrina and The Big Easy and The Anacostia: Restoring The People's River. Ticket prices to the monthly fundraising event range from $9.00 - $10.50 and can be purchased at Landmark Theatre or UrbanFilmSeries.com.
Well over 300 films were submitted from filmmakers, festivals and production companies from all over the world. Sticking true to its motto of Connecting Communities with History and Progressive Cinema, Black Docs is the only program of its kind in that it focuses exclusively on documentaries related to urban lifestyles and issues.
"We are pleased to present a program that is undoubtedly the most significant screening series for urban America because of its coverage of the hottest topics in urban America," says Corey Jennings, founder and project coordinator. "Never before have so many hot topics been encompassed in one program, providing an outlet for independent filmmakers who too often have little or no opportunities for exposure of documentaries of this sort," says Jennings.
Who: Next Generation Awareness Foundation, Inc.
What: 2nd Annual Black Docs Film Series
Where: Landmark Theatre's E Street Cinema
When: 7:30pm - 9:30pm, on April 12, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, and October 25
Tickets: Students/Seniors/4+Group: $9.00; Adults: $10.50. Prices may vary per month.
Flyer: Visit http://www.urbanfilmseries.com/2007blackdocs/blackdocspromob.JPG for the Schedule Banner
Press/Media: Members of the press should contact us at Press (at) UrbanFilmSeries.com or (202) 409-7240, forward your media credentials (source, circulation/viewership, title, and contact information) and state your request(s) as exact as possible (attendance, interview, article, pictures).
Sponsors: Many of the screenings in this year's series are of tremendous interests to various groups. Sponsorship, signage and other marketing opportunities are available. Name sponsor opportunities are also available for various screenings. Contact us at (202) 409-7240.
Schedule of Themes and Films
April 12th: Environment & Family
Films: Gus and Rose: Reflections of Katrina & The Big Easy (2006) (Mid-Atlantic Premiere); The Anacostia: Restoring The People's River (2005)
Q&A with Anacostia Watershed Society
About: A couple reflects on their life and times in New Orleans, including the ravaging impact of hurricane Katrina and the challenges of family and rebuilding with new challenges. The Anacostia Watershed Society explores the rich history of the Anacostia River, featuring interviews and illustrations of past and present, including the planned restoration process.
May 24th: That Music
Films: Finally Sayin' What I Really Mean... (2006)
Q&A with Filmmaker Monique Woods
About: A music documentary featuring over 30 signed and independent artists including Anthony David, Chamillionaire, Sticman, Van Hunt, Cody ChestnuTT, Common, Saul Williams, Lalah Hathaway, Martin Luther, David Banner, Eric Roberson, Jill Scott, and others, who talk freely and openly about the music industry and how their music or image is redefined, stuffed in a box, packaged and sold. Features performances by Jill Scott, KRS-One and Omar.
June 28th: Jazz & Latin Culture
Films: Under The Radar: A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music (2005)
Q&A with Filmmaker and Legendary Jazz Musician J. Plunky Branch
About: A documentary film that introduces viewers to the history of Afro-Cuban music and samples Cuba's current music scene, including tremendous footage of Cuban artists, bands and music traditions.
July 26th: Family Drama
Films: Baby Mama Drama: Child Support Court Talk Show (2006) (World Premiere)
Q&A with Producer Keith Mungin, Positive Motivation and Child Psychologists
About: A startling documentary that delivers a message about saving our children, bringing together parents from throughout the NorthEast and Mid-Atlantic regions to share their stories, emotions and concerns about real issues of parental love, single parenting, child disorders, visitation rights, child support and more. Includes actual stories from parents hashing out their differences and insightful commentary from child psychologists, and activists.
August 23rd: Just Say No!
Films: Meth Around (2004) (Mid-Atlantic Premiere); Crack Heads Gone Wild (2006) (Mid-Atlantic Premiere)
Q&A with Drug Addiction Experts and Filmmakers
About: Two startling and shocking documentaries going deep into the world of drug abuse and the effects it has on our families and communities. Real stories, real people, real issues, real destruction. This program is not for those with weak stomachs. Hear from persons addicted to crack cocaine about how it has destroyed their lives and see how they struggle and witness their daily routines and habits.
September 27th: Advocacy and Hope
Films: Turning A Corner (2005) (Mid-Atlantic Premiere)
Q&A with Filmmakers and Women's Issues and Awareness Groups
About: A groundbreaking public awareness and women's education project created in a media activism workshop. Over a dozen members of the Prostitution Alternatives Round Table (PART) recount their stories of survival and triumph over homelessness, violence and discrimination, giving rare insights into Chicago's sex trade industry.
October 25th: Awareness and Empowerment
Films: How Do I Look: From Fantasy to Reality (2006)(Mid-Atlantic Premiere)
Q&A with Filmmakers and Awareness/Activists Groups
About: An arts in education program, artistic empowerment and HIV/AIDS awareness documentary heavy in demand across the screening and festival circuit, capturing over 10 years of the artistic progression of the over 30-years-old Harlem "Ball" community, covering competitions at balls and showcasing the history of their talents on the runway. Think Madonna's video "Vogue", "Truth or Dare" and "Paris is Burning".
Visit http://www.UrbanFilmSeries.com or for more and to learn about the cities, films, themes and participants selected for this year's series. Visit http://www.urbanfilmseries.com/2007blackdocs/blackdocspromob.JPG for the series posterboard graphic.