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Human Rights Watch Film Fest Lineup Includes 'ANITA,' 'Fatal Assistance,' 'The New Black,' 'Baobab Tree,' More...

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 21, 2013 at 7:57PM

You'll find several S&A-profiled films in this year's lineup of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which returns to NYC from June 13 to 23, with a program of 20 challenging and provocative titles (18 docs and 2 works of fiction - 15 NYC premieres) from across the globe that call for justice and social change.
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"Tall as the Baobab Tree."
"Tall as the Baobab Tree."

You'll find several S&A-profiled films in this year's lineup of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which returns to NYC from June 13 to 23, with a program of 20 challenging and provocative titles (18 docs and 2 works of fiction - 15 NYC premieres) from across the globe that call for justice and social change. 

The 24th edition of the festival will be housed at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and at the IFC Center.

Most screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and others by panel discussions.

Familiar titles include ANITA (the Anita Hill documentary, which kicks off the main program), Senegalese doc Tall As the Baobab Tree (the closing night film, which tells the story of a girl who hatches a plan to rescue her sister from an arranged marriage), Raoul Peck's post-earthquake Haiti aid exposé Fatal Assistance, Yoruba Richen’s The New Black on the complicated and often combative intersection of the African American and LGBT civil rights movements, and more...

Look for individual profiles of each film over the next 3 weeks, leading up to the festival.

In the meantime, feel free to check out the strong full lineup here, and other festival information here: ff.hrw.org

Tickets are available online at filmlinc.com for the screenings at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and ifccenter.com for the IFC Center, as well as directly from each of the organization’s box offices. 

Film Society of Lincoln Center: $13.00 General Public, $9.00 Seniors & Students, $8.00 FSLC Members. 

IFC Center: $13.50 General Public, $9.50 Seniors & Children, $8.50 IFC Center Members. 

A discount package is also available for screenings at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. For more information, call the Film Society at 212-875-5600 or IFC Center at 212-924-7771 or visit ff.hrw.org

Ticket On Sale Dates: Tuesday, May 21 – Pre-sale to Members, Thursday, May 30 – General Public. 

For discounted tickets and festival updates, sign up for the mailing list at www.hrw.org/filmconnect. Follow the festival on Twitter @hrwfilmfestival.


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