March 17, 2012 Posted by admin in Events, Film Related, Freedom Riders, Jesse Owens

Firelight Spring 2012 Calendar

Upcoming Events Join us at these upcoming events featuring films and staff from Firelight. Thursday, March 15, 7-9 PM Freedom Riders Screening and Discussion with Stanley Nelson Sponsor: African American Historical Society of Rockland County and the Fellowship Of Reconciliation Location: Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY For more information, go to: http://www.aahsofrockland.org/ Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM An Evening with Emmy Award-Winning Producer, Laurens Grant Grant will show selections of her films: * Jesse Owens, the latest film Grant directed which airs May 1st on PBS' American Experience * Freedom Riders, the Emmy-winning documentary * Grant's latest documentary, Rokia: Voice of a New Generation, a contemporary film about rising female music sensation Rokia Traore from Mali, West Africa Sponsor: African American Women in Cinema Location: Showbiz Cafe located at 19 W. 21st Street between 5th & 6th Aves in New York City. For information, go to: https://www.ticketriver.com/event/3115-aawic-women-in-film-series Fee: $10.00 Friday, April 6 Freedom Riders Screening and Discussion Sponsor: NCBCP Black Youth Vote! Civic Leadership and Training Conference Location: Washington D.C. For more information, go to: http://ncbcp.org/programs/byv/ Wednesday, April 11 Jesse Owens Screening Sponsor: Black Documentary Collective Location: Harlem Stage in Harlem, NY For more information, go to: http://www.facebook.com/blackdocumentarycollectivefanpage?sk=wall Thursday, April 12 - 7:00 PM Jesse Owens Screening and Discussion with Laurens Grant and Stanley Nelson A Place of Our Own Screening and Discussion with Stanley Nelson (date TBA) Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple Screening and Discussion with Stanley Nelson (date TBA) Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice Screening and Discussion with Stanley Nelson (date TBA) The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords Screening and Discussion with Stanley Nelson (date TBA) Sponsor: Full Frame Film Festival Location: Durham, NC For more information, go to: http://www.fullframefest.org/releases/2012/120306.pdf and the Full Frame website. Tuesday, April 17 Jesse Owens Screening Sponsor: Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Series Location: IFC Center 323 Sixth Ave. @ 3rd St in NYC For more information, go to: http://stfdocs.com/ Thursday, April 19 Jesse Owens Screening and Discussion 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Sponsor: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Location: Schomburg Center - 515 Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, NY For more information, go to: http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/node/132394 Friday, April 27 Jesse Owens Screening, panel discussion and reception Sponsor: Wharton’s Sports Business Initiative, PBS Distribution, WHYY For more information, go to: http://wsb.wharton.upenn.edu/calendar.html Monday, April 30 6:30 PM Jesse Owens Screening Sponsor: New York Women in Film & Television Location: Norwood Club, 241 West 14th Street, 4th Floor For more information, go to: http://www.nywift.org/eventcalendar.aspx Monday, April 30, 6:30–9:30 PM A special evening recognizing the lifetime achievements of filmmaker Stanley Nelson Sponsor: Council on Foundations and Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media Location: JW Marriot, Los Angeles, CA For more information, go to: http://gfem.org/node/8585. Tickets are $50. 
Register for this event or contact Evelyn Gibson (703-879-0691). Tuesday, May 1, 8:00 - 9:00 PM ET Jesse Owens Broadcast on PBS’ American Experience For more information, go to: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/ Thursday and Friday, May 3rd and 4th THE FIRELIGHT MEDIA PRODUCERS' LAB & OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS PRESENT: Creating Social Impact through Story in a Transmedia World A two-day Seminar For more information, click here. Saturday, May 12, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM Harlem Debut of the Film THE WAITING ROOM by Peter Nicks FREE! Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY 10037 Registration recommended: www.schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com or call (212) 491-2040. Sponsored by: Rooftop Films; Harlem Hospital Center; Hunter College Center for Health, Media and Policy; Firelight Media; and The Schomburg Center. Through the voices of patients, families, doctors, and nurses in a Oakland, California hospital, The Waiting Room provides a dramatic look at our country’s health care system. The film is directed and produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Nicks. Following the screening, there will a panel discussion with: N’Jeri Eaton- Associate Producer, The Waiting Room;Denise C. Soares, R.N., M.A.- Executive Director of Harlem Hospital Center and the Renaissance Health Care Network; and Dr. Tonya N. Walker - Emergency Medicine Physician at Columbia University Medical Center. In addition, the Harlem Hospital Center will conduct blood pressure and glucose testing. Refreshments will be served. For more information about the The Waiting Room, go to: http://www.whatruwaitingfor.com/ Saturday, May 19, 9 PM BROOKLYN DEBUT OF “THE WAITING ROOM” AT THE Rooftop Films Summer Series Old American Can Factory 232 3rd St. Brooklyn, NY 11215 Tickets: http://rooftopfilms.com/2012/schedule/ Sunday, May 20, 6:00 PM Freedom Riders Screening and discussion with Producer, Laurens Grant The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative on DreamAcres Farm presents the documentary film Freedom Riders and post-film discussion with the film's producer, Laurens Grant in the DreamAcres barn (between Spring Valley and Wykoff). Click here for more information.
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