20th New York City African Diaspora International Film Festival Announces Ticket Sales and Film Selection Preview

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by Natasha Greeves
October 1, 2012 3:50 PM
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The African Diaspora Film Festival is scheduled to run from November 23rd through December 11th. 

You can purchase festival pases today at a discount.  The VAP (Very Artsy Person) Pass gives access to all festival events including Opening Night, Closing Night and all special events. Discounted to $225 from $250 until October 15.  The Regular pass gives access to all the regular screenings for $160, or $145 before October 15.  Tickets can be purchasd HERE.

Over 60 Films are scheduled to screen over the course of the 19 day Festival.  While the full roster has yet to be released the following films have been announced:

Tango MacBeth will make its New York Premiere at ADIFF.  The film directed by Nadine M. Patterson is being described as "a deconstructed, visceral, fluid, energetic re-imagining of a classic tragedy." 

One Fine Day is a film about individuals who decided to do something out of the ordinary that gave them a voice they otherwise would not have.  Among those men and women the voice of John Carlos who showed the world in Mexico in 1968 during the Olympic Games that he supported the Black Power Movement.

Dead River will screen as part of the Namibia Showcase, the film a historical drama set during Apartheid in Namibia, follows the unlikely friendship of a farm worker's son and the farmer's daughter.  After the dauther returns from exile to face the life she left behind after living in Germany.

A Mother's Love directed by Tim Alexander follows the family of "Regina Reynolds, a strong black woman in the truest sense! But her taste for the good life didn't necessarily include her husband Marcus or her daughter Monica. It truly takes "A Mother's Love" from Georgia to pray her down to earth!

Survivor: Living Above the Noise a film by and about Brooke Bello, it tells the tale of "one woman’s search for freedom from a devastating act of destruction to the ultimate ‘triumph of the human spirit."  Bello documents her own story of working as a sexual slave in the U.S.

Trailer Survivor: Living Above the Noise from Brook Bello on Vimeo.

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  • GCP | October 1, 2012 6:48 PMReply

    Congrats to Omari Jackson and his film Between Friends which is in the festival.

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