Documentary Features

Beatbox Boom Bap

Description

BEATBOX BOOM BAP AROUND THE WORLD takes us in the four corners of the Beatbox planet, lead by the artists who thrill the international stage. This unique trip alongside Rahzel and Kenny Muhammad in New York, Flashbox, Alem and BMG in France, to the Berlin’s world championships, reveals a blooming and singular art form, as well as its ancestral roots.


Cast & Crew

Director: Pascal Tessaud
Writer: Pascal Tessaud
Producer: Nadège Hasson
Cinematographer: N/A

Principal Cast: 
Alem
BMG
Alexinho
Doug E; Fresh


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Jewel's Catch One

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Description

"Jewel’s Catch One" documents the oldest Black owned disco in America and establishes the legacy of businesswoman, activist, and healer, Jewel Thais-Williams, who stood up against hate and discrimination for 42 years. The story of Jewel and “The Catch” celebrates four decades of music, fashion, celebrity, and activism that helped change the course of our country by breaking down racial, social, and cultural barriers. One of the original safe spaces for both the LGBT and Black communities, The Catch also served as a refuge for many during the AIDS crisis. As her club grew to become known as the "unofficial Studio 54 of the West Coast," Jewel became a national model for how to combat discrimination and serve the less fortunate. The film is a lush visual and musical journey highlighted by exclusive interviews with Sharon Stone, Thelma Houston, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Madonna, Sandra Bernhard, Thea Austin, Jenifer Lewis, Representative Maxine Waters and Bonnie Pointer. CCH Pounder narrates this historically important film.


Cast & Crew

Director: C. Fitz

Writers: 
C. Fitz
Tracy Mercer
Pat Branch

Producers: 
C. Fitz
Tracy Mercer
Stephanie Lincoln
Carmen Quiros

Associate Producers:
Pat Branch
Paul FitzGerald

Cinematographers: 
Garrett Benson
C. Fitz
Abe Martinez
Sean Flannery

Principal Cast:
Sharon Stone
Sandra Bernhard
Thelma Houston
Thea Austin
Evelyn "Champagne" King
Bonnie Pointer
Gene LaPietra
Al Von
Jewel Thais-Williams
Representative Maxine Waters
Jenifer Lewis (Black-ish)


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Martha & Niki

Description

Swedish dancers, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos, made history as the first women to win the finals of the prestigious street dance competition, Juste Debout. Taking this as a point of departure, the film follows these two women on a professional and emotional journey towards self-realisation on their own terms, navigating this male-dominated space where their beings as black women and belonging are contested. Their bond and trust in one another seems unbreakable. As time passes and the story unfolds in Stockholm, Paris, New York, Havana and Johannesburg it becomes clear that both dancers envision very different paths for themselves. Martha & Niki is a deeply moving story about the fragility of friendship.


Cast & Crew

Director: Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Writer: Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Producer: Tora Mkandawire Mårtens

Cinematographers:
Erik Vallsten
Niklas Nyberg
Senay Berhe
Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Principal Cast: Martha Nabwire
Niki Tsappos


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The Revival Movie: Women and the Word

Description

Four gifted queer black women (singer-songwriter Be Steadwell, spoken-word artists T'ai Freedom Ford and Jonquille Rice, and poet-founder Jade Foster) hit the road for a seven-date tour as they share their fear, love, loss and vision with audiences across the U.S. Director Sekiya Dorsett lets us be a fly on the wall in this honest and inspirational homage to the socially influential salon gatherings of the Harlem Renaissance.

 

Cast & Crew

Director: Sekiya Dorsett


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Until 20

Description

"Until 20" is about the inspirational life of James Ragan who was diagnosed with cancer at age 13. In his own voice, this is James’ journey as a promising young golfer trying to save the life of the next child before his own time runs out.


Cast & Crew

Directors: 
Geraldine Moriba Meadows
Jamila Paksima

Writers: 
James Ragan
Geraldine Moriba

Producers: 
Geraldine Moriba
Jamila Paksima

Cinematographers: 
Christopher Beauchamp
Steve Buckwalter

Principal Cast: 
James Ragan
Gloria Ragan
Mecklin Ragan
Jim Ragan
Jack Nicklaus
Jim Nantz
Thomas Morstead
Winston Huh, M.D.
Valarae Lewis, M.D.


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