Black History Month Film Festival at American Center, 24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg > 5th, 6th & 7th February 2015

Venue : American Center, 24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi - 110001

Event Description : American Centre, Motion Picture distribution association, India in collaboration with Cine darbaar present Black History Month Film Festival

The festival will show six films docu-fiction that highlights the issues of civil rights, African American citizens and their fight for justice. 

Beloved starring Oprah Winfrey based on a novel will begin the festival. The film is set after the American Civil war and centers on a former slave and her experiences. The second day of the festival will show films like The Rosa Parks Story by Julie Dash which shares experiences of the life of Rosa Park and her actions in civil rights followed by Talk to Me is a biographical film about a radio personality Petey Greene who was also a community activist in the 1960s. The festival comes to an end with three contemporary films- 42 is a biographical sports film about baseball player Jackie Robinson who became the first African- American Player, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom , again a biographical film on South African President. The closing film of the festival is the historical drama and a critically acclaimed film directed by Steven Mc Queen 12 years of Slave.

The theme of the festival brings forth the observance of Black History month which is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans. Black History month owes its origins to Carter G. Woodsen who started the celebration of Negro History week in February since it coincided with birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass (Social reformer). The festival will discuss such details; highlight the history, contemporary issues through sessions organized before the film screening by American Officials. Quiz on civil rights and black history month will be organized based on the films screened for the audience to win exciting prizes sponsored by the American Centre. 

Come and explore the dramas, docu fictions and take away the knowledge about the black history month by attending the interactive sessions and win exciting prizes. The entry to the festival is free and open for general public. 

Schedule :

5th February : 6:00 pm
Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter. 
Director : Jonathan Demme
Cast :  Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Yada Beener etc.
Year : 1998
Duration : 172 mins.
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6th February : 4:00 pm

The Rosa Parks Story 
The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.  
Director : Julie Dash
Cast : Angela Bassett, Peter Francis James, Tonea Stewart etc.
Year : 2002
Duration : 97 mins.
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6:00 pm

Talk To Me
The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.  (118 Min)
Director : Kasi Lemmons
Cast : Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce McFee etc.
Year : 2007
Duration : 118
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7th February : 12:30 pm

The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 
1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League 
Director : Brian Helgeland
Cast : Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford etc.
Year : 2013
Duration : 128 mins.
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3:30 pm

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to 
his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. 
Director : Justin Chadwick
Cast : Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto etc.
Year : 2013
Duration : 114 mins.
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6:00 pm

12 Years a Slave
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Director : Steve McQueen
Cast : Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender 
Year : 2013,
Duration : 134 mins.
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Black History Month Film Festival at American Center, 24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg > 5th, 6th & 7th February 2015 Black History Month Film Festival at American Center, 24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg > 5th, 6th & 7th February 2015 Reviewed by Delhi Events on Saturday, February 07, 2015 Rating: 5

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