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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 6 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'AFRICAN AMERICAN DIRECTOR(S)'
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ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard
  • Country: USA
For 40 years, the community-organizing group ACORN advocated for America’s poorest communities, while its detractors accused it of promoting government waste and the worst of liberal policies. Riding high on the momentum of Barack Obama’s presidential victory in 2008, ACORN was at its social zenith when a hidden-camera video sparked a national scandal and brought it all crashing down. | Read More
Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), African American Director(s)
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LETTER TO THE FREE

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Directed By: Bradford Young
  • Country: USA
Inspired by some of our greatest musical recordings and performances "behind bars," Letter to the Free brings some of our generation's most talented and gifted jazz musicians to Queens Detention Complex and asks them to fill the hallways with their blessings, their spirited sounds. | Read More
Drama, Music, African American Director(s)
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YOYO

  • Section: Tribeca N.O.W. Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Country: USA
Caroline can’t stand that she is a virgin...And then the world ends. In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, after a dust storm has wiped out humanity, she meets Francis and is convinced that he’s the man to pop her cherry. YOYO is a heartfelt, dark comedy about finding meaning in life, even when life ceases to exist. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Science Fiction, Female Screenwriter(s), African American Director(s)

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