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9th Annual Southampton African American Film Festival  ‘Raise Your Voice’

9th Annual Southampton African American Film Festival
‘Raise Your Voice’

October 2 - 5, 2014 Southampton, NY Get Tickets

‘Raise Your Voice’ is a celebration of the artistry of African-American filmmakers, actors, personalities, musicians and performers featuring a powerful line-up of critically acclaimed, thought-provoking feature films, documentaries, shorts, jazz and spoken word.

Tickets
Films are a $10 suggested donation, available online and at the door.
Spoken Word & Jazz Night tickets are $25, available online and at the door.

VIP Package
Donate $150 to the Southampton African American Museum get an exclusive invite to the closing VIP wine and cheese reception on October 5, plus enjoy guaranteed admission to all film screenings and the Spoken Word and Live Jazz performance on October 2. Buy VIP Package

Special Package
Donate $100 to the Southampton African American Museum and get guaranteed admission to all film screenings plus the Spoken Word and Live Jazz performance on October 2. Buy Special Package.

Opening Night: Fruitvale Station
Thursday, October 2 from 6-9pm Panel Discussion After Screening Southampton Arts Center [MAP] GET TICKETS | WATCH TRAILER

This 2013 American written and directed by Ryan Coogler is a based on the events leading to the death of Oscar Grant, a young man who was killed by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station in Oakland, California. Sundance and Cannes Film Festival award winner.

An Evening of Spoken-Word & Jazz
Friday, October 3, 2014 from 7-9pm Southampton Cultural Center [MAP] GET TICKETS

Enjoy an evening of performances by Grammy winning hip-hop artist J. Ivy and soulful jazz stylings by Charles Certain and his Certain Moves Jazz Band.

Trials of Muhammad Ali
Saturday, October 4 at 1-2:30pm Southampton Arts Center [MAP] GET TICKETS | WATCH TRAILER

Examine how one of the most celebrated sports champions of the 20th century risked his fame and fortune to follow his faith and conscience. Featuring interviews and archival footage of Ali, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, David Susskind, Wilt Chamberlain and others.

Porgy and Bess: An American Voice
Saturday, October 4 at 2:45-4:15pm Southampton Arts Center [MAP] GET TICKETS

This acclaimed documentary directed by Academy Award winner Nigel Noble details the history of Gershwin's opera and DuBose Heyward's original novel Porgy. Discover the impact it has had on its casts, audiences, and U.S. black culture in general, through rare archival footage of the 1952 world tour, and clips from the 1993 television production. Featured are interviews with Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee, Diahann Carroll and Billy Taylor among others.

Booker's Place, A Mississippi Story
Saturday, October 4 at 4:30-6pm Southampton Arts Center [MAP] GET TICKETS | WATCH TRAILER

Booker's Place, A Mississippi Story, director Raymond De Felitta revisits the documentary made by his father in 1965 about a Black waiter in an all white restaurant & how it changed a family forever.

Belle
Saturday, October 4 at 7-8:45pm Southampton Arts Center [MAP] GET TICKETS | WATCH TRAILER

Belle is an 18th “Irresistible as it is moving" Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, an illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on ending slavery in England. century tale of race and romance.

A Program of Short Films
Sunday, October 5 at 2-3pm Southampton Arts Center [MAP] GET TICKETS

We are pleased to present a number of short films. Two films, Suspended Animation and We Wear the Mask, are both directed by exceptional student filmmakers from New York City’s School of Visual Arts and three other films, This Time, Mary Baby, Showtime, are made by young men and women who are on the verge of becoming successful professionals. The final delightful film, only 4 minutes, Unlocking the Truth, expresses that moment in time when a creative person still dreams of success yet their talent has yet to be discovered.

We Still Live Here -(Âs Nutayuneân)
Sunday, October 5 at 3:15-4:30pm Followed by Q+A with director Anne Makepeace Southampton Arts Center [MAP] GET TICKETS | WATCH TRAILER

Anne Makepeace's documentary will surely resonate on the East End home to the Shinnecock Nation. The film tells a remarkable story of cultural revival by the Wampanoag of Southeastern Massachusetts. Their ancestors ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England and lived to regret it. Now they are saying loud and clear in their Native tongue, Âs Nutayuneân—We Still Live Here.  Winner of the Moving Mountains Prize at Telluride's Mountain Film and Full Frame Inspiration Award at the Durham Festival.

Life’s Essentials With Ruby Dee
Sunday, October 5 at 4:45pm Followed by Q+A with director/grandson Muta'Ali Muhammad Southampton Arts Center [MAP] GET TICKETS | WATCH TRAILER

Life Essentials with Ruby Dee features Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Alan Alda, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover. Written and directed by Dee and Davis' grandson Muta'Ali Muhammad, the film is an open-letter style documentary in which America's First African American Couple of Stage, TV and Film, Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis' rich lives guide their grandson on his personal quest to master lasting love, conscious art, and undying activism.

9th Annual Southampton African American Film Festival was made possible in part by Suffolk County Film CommissionSuffolk County Community Development, and The Town of Southampton.
 

Special thanks to our supporters