Poet, actor, and musician Saul William performs at BAMcafé Live tomorrow (2/16) following the premiere screening of his film, Aujourd’hui (Tey).
Named one of Film Comment’s Best Unreleased Films of 2012, Aujourd’hui (Tey) follows Satché’s (Saul Williams) last day of life. Though Satché’ is strong and in good health, he accepts his imminent death as he walks through the streets of Senegal, taking in the sites of his past as if he were looking at them for the last time: his parents’ house, his first love, the friends of his youth, and his wife and children.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Alain Gomis and actors Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman, and then the live performance by Saul Williams in BAMcafé.
Deets on the screening can be found here.
The live performance is free, starts at 9:30PM and is located at the BAMcafé- Peter Jay Sharp Building- 30 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn, NY 11243.
Like the kids in this powerful film, I wake up Black everyday. Woke Up Black is a documentary that captures the lives of five Chicago-area African American youth for two-years.
The film shows the youth from diverse family backgrounds and at its center, Woke Up Black captures the kids’s ideas, attitudes and opinions that are often overlooked in society at large. After the screening both the director and two of the kids featured in the film will be present for a post-screening conversation with the audience.
Mark your calendars for Woke Up Black New York’s Premiere next month at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.
Who: Woke Up Black – New York City Premiere
What: An award-winning 2011 documentary by Chicago-based filmmaker and activist Mary F. Morten
When: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture-515 Malcolm X Boulevard
Why: Because this is a great film that should not be missed
Admission: Free, RSVP here.
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festivals celebrates and showcases Brooklyn-born, Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-centric films and filmmakers. There are tons of movie screenings and parties to choose from.
When/Where: Starts this Saturday, August 4, 2012 and runs until next Saturday, August 12, 2012. Various times, prices and locations, aobff.org.