Film Festivals and Events

Reel Sisters & Kumble Theater Present Brooklyn Premiere for Afraid of Dark!

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series & Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts will host a Brooklyn premiere for Afraid of Dark directed by Mya B.

Afraid of Dark explores the stereotypes projected onto African-American men by society. The film offers personal insights from such scholars, historians and entertainers as Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Khalid Muhammad and Malik Yoba. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, The Tau Omega Chapter is supporting the screening as a Community Partner.
Pianist/composer/producer Marc Cary will perform a sample from the soundtrack for Afraid of Dark in honor of the film’s premiere. His music is featured in the documentary.
Danny Simmons, artist and co-founder of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, General Steele of Smif n Wessun, Councilmember Jumaane Williams and other guests will join director Mya B. in a post-screening discussion. NYS Commissioner of the Division of Human Rights Helen Diane Foster, an AKA member, will moderate the panel.  Award-winning producer/filmmaker Lisa Durden will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.
The screening will be held on Friday, June 13 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm) at Kumble Theater, LIU, Brooklyn located on Flatbush Ave. between Dekalb Ave. & Willoughby St.
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Tickets: $10. For information call 212-865-2982.