The HBO documentary The Apollo, helmed by Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Roger Ross Williams, chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater. The feature-length film weaves together archival clips of music, comedy and dance performances; behind-the-scenes verité footage of the team that makes the theater run; and interviews with such artists as Jamie Foxx, Angela Bassett, Pharrell Williams, Common, Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson. While uncovering the rich history of the internationally renowned theater that has influenced American music and culture for 85 years, Williams also examines the current state of race in America, following a new multi-media adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-selling book Between the World and Me as it comes together on the theater’s grand stage. The Apollo debuts this fall on HBO. Following the screening, there will be a discussion with producer Lisa Cortes, Apollo Theater executive producer Kamilah Forbes, and theatre historian Billy Mitchell, moderated by Jamal Simmons, host of the Hill TV.
On April 4th the March on Washington Film Festival and NYU Washington, DC co-sponsored a screening and panel discussion of While I Breathe, I Hope – a documentary following South Carolina politician Bakari Sellers through his campaign, offering an eye-opening look at what it means to be young, black, and a Democrat in the American South.
Follow Sellers on his 2014 bid for lieutenant governor, through the 2015 Charleston massacre, and to the present, as he takes on a national role on CNN. Through his experiences, this film offers audiences a window into the legacy of race in politics in the United States and serves as an inspiration to young leaders and change makers of today.
Symone Sanders, CNN Political Commentator and Senior Advisor for Political Outreach and Communications at Priorities USA, joined Bakari Sellers in a discussion that followed the film. Emily Harrold, Producer of While I Breathe, I Hope, George Hornedo, Senior Policy Advisor, Let America Vote, and Broderick Johnson, Producer, March on Washington Film Festival, gave introductions before the film.
Hosted by the Friends of the American Latino Museum, in partnership with the March on Washington Film Festival, join us for a special preview screening of the upcoming film "The All-Americans," a work-in-progress. For 80 years, two East LA high school football teams have squared off in one of the biggest rivalries in high school football history. Take an exclusive look and hear from those who know the story best.
Hosted by the Friends of the American Latino Museum, in partnership with the March on Washington Film Festival, we will show two short films, "La Oposicion" which explores immigration policy under the Trump Administration, while "The Other Side" is the story of deported musician Jose Marquez and his daughter Susanna who have been separated for almost 15 years but meet every month on either side of the US-Mexico border wall. See both and hear from immigration experts and people who have lived the stories.
Dr. Martin Luther King remarked that while the nation had come “a long, long way” in its quest for racial justice, it still had a long, long way to go. In 2019, how far have we come, and how much more do we have to go?
Join the Austin Film Festival, Baylor University, the March on Washington Film Festival and Washington National Cathedral for a screening and discussion of film, race and policing through two legendary Spike Lee films, Do the Right Thing and BlacKkKlansman.
This second annual weekend showcases the 30th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing on Friday night and BlacKkKlansman (2018) on Saturday night.
Each film is followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Korva Coleman of NPR, and invites theologians, film critics, and historians to tackle the question of whether we have *actually* come a long long way.
In addition, a Saturday afternoon workshop explores race and policing through film analysis and contemporary events.
Join the March on Washington Film Festival, a civil rights legacy project that creates a national platform that brings together history, scholarship, and the arts to tell a more accurate story about the pivotal events and heroes, known and unknown, of the Civil Rights Movement for 2nd Annual Fundraising event, An Evening With Sheryl Lee Ralph, on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at The Studio Theater. The event will feature acclaimed actress, singer, and philanthropist Sheryl Lee Ralph in a one-woman show of storytelling and song.
Marching to Progress: Women in 2018 is presented by The March on Washington Film Festival, Raben_Impact, and the NYU Brademas Center. This event will commemorate the Women’s March and assess how we are moving women from marching to voting and further activism. Clips from Robin Hamilton's Fannie Lou Hamer film will be screened and a panel discussion with Jackie Payne, Robin Hamilton, and Jessica Byrd.
The March on Washington Film Festival, in partnership with Friends of the American Latino Museum and the Consulate General of Mexico, invites you to join us for a special screening and discussion of The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo on Sunday, March 11th at 4pm at the Mexican American Cultural Center. Please join us as we honor the life and legacy of Chicano activist, lawyer and cultural icon, Oscar Zeta Acosta.
Join the March on Washington Film Festival, in partnership with the Friends of the National Museum for the American Latino and the La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, in Los Angels for a special screening of Director Phillip Rodriguez' innovative look at the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author, and counterculture icon, Oscar Zeta Acosta.
Following the screening we will hear from Spoken word artist, Erick Huerta, Labor activist Wendy Carillo, (D) CA State Assembly, 51st District , and enjoy food, drinks & dancing to the wheels of DJ collective, Chulita Vinyl Club.
Directed by Lyttanya Shannon, Death By Delivery stars Nelufar Hedayat who investigates a crisis in maternal care, exploring why African American women are up to four times more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts.
Following the screening, we will have conversation with Dr. Joia Crear-Perry and a panel of experts to be announced.
Women Wimmin make up the majority of the population in the U.S. but in media account for only a third of published stories, and in film account for 27% of producers, 18% of editors, 13% of writers, 13% of directors, and 9% of cinematographers.
Wimmin are a political minority — UNTIL NOW.
Time’s up on the behavior and culture that make women less safe in the workplace and the discrimination that has long kept women removed from opportunities equal to men. Join us at the Sundance Film Festival for mart(ea)nis and snacks to discuss the civil rights issue of our time and why the time for lasting change is now.
Join us at the Sundance Film Festival to hear from veteran and emerging filmmakers about the new and expanded meaning of their work in the face of the current political environment.
This convening will bring together filmmakers, storytellers, advocates, and movement leaders to discuss the role of film in shifting culture and ensuring that love trumps hate, especially over the next three years.
The March on Washington Film Festival, in partnership with The California Endowment and The California Wellness Foundation, invites you to join us as we celebrate the life and towering legacy of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Our program will feature a screening of the documentary, Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race, a panel discussion on Mayor Bradley’s historical impact, and reception prior to the screening with music and appetizers.
A March on Washington Film Festival special event with New York University featuring a screening of the short film, This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer (US | 2015 | 27 min.) followed by a discussion on her life with veteran activist Dorie Ladner, filmmaker Robin Hamilton, and moderated by Kim Jeffries Leonard, President and CEO of Envision Consulting and Member of LINKS, Inc.
These dynamic women will talk about Hamer's life and share stories that will deepen our understanding of how women played an integral role in the Civil Rights Movement.