The documentary film entitled “Matthew Kennedy: One Man’s Journey” will be screened at the Harlem School of the Arts (645 St. Nicholas Avenue at 141st Street) on Friday, October 22nd at 7 pm. The film was awarded the prize for Best Film by a Black Filmmaker at the Nashville Film Festival. It was also selected and screened at the Pan-African Film Festival of Los Angeles, and had its New York premiere as part of the African Diaspora Film Festival at Columbia University.
This marks the first feature-length film of director Nina Kennedy, Matthew’s daughter. Her films have been selected for screenings at the Berlin International Film Festival, as well as international film festivals in Frankfurt, Jerusalem, London, Munich, Oslo, Atlanta, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
Thirteen films – including several World, U.S. and New York premieres – will screen during the 5th Annual African Diaspora Summer Film Series presented by the The Riverside Theatre and African Diaspora Film Festival from August 20 to August 29, 2010, at the Theatre (91 Claremont Ave., bet. 120th & 122nd St., Morningside Heights). Continue reading
The Riverside Theatre and ArtMattan Productions have teamed up to present an eclectic slate of award winning, thought provoking and entertaining films from Africa and the African Diaspora during the African Diaspora Film Festival, taking place from Thursday, December 3 to Saturday, December 5 at The Riverside Theatre, 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside Heights.
The Festival will feature nine US premieres and two New York premieres, and films—which include a fiery mix of documentary, spoken word poetry and dramatizations—that prominently highlight the work of independent African American filmmakers.