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Reel Sisters Screens HBO's 'The Apollo'

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Reel Sisters and Kumble Theater present an advance screening of 'The Apollo' as our opening night feature film. Guest: Billy Mitchell.

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Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series and HBO, in association with Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn, brings The Apollo to Brooklyn!

On Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 pm, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series in association with Kumble Theater will host an advance screening of HBO's The Apollo. Reel Sisters is proud to present The Apollo as the festival's opening night feature film! Kim Singleton, host of Considerit Blacklit, will host a conversation with famed Apollo Theater historian and tour guide Billy Mitchell (Mr. Apollo). LIU's TV Writers Studio is a community partner.

Doors will open at 6 pm for a reception with light refreshments.

Tickets: $15 ($10 - students/seniors & groups 4+). Ticket sales support cash awards for our award winning filmmakers!

The Apollo screening will be held at LIU Brooklyn’s Kumble Theater (on Flatbush Ave. between DeKalb Ave. and Willoughby St. in Downtown Brooklyn). Take the # 2/3 to Nevins Street or the Q, N, or R to DeKalb Ave.

In honor of Reel Sisters 22nd Anniversary celebration, the festival will present more than 50 films directed, written or produced by women of color from across the globe at the Alamo Cinema Drafthouse Cinema on Oct. 19-20, 2019. For festival tickets and schedule visit www.reelsisters.org.

ABOUT THE APOLLO

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.

About the Producers and Director

ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS, Director, Producer Roger Ross Williams is an award-winning director, producer and writer and the first African American director to win an Academy Award ®, with his short film Music By Prudence. “Beautiful,” “Uplifting,” “Extraordinary,” “Triumphant,” “Rich with insight,” “Searing,” “Remarkable,” and “Inspirational” are accolades Williams’ films have received from the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Forbes, Stephen Colbert and Entertainment Weekly. Williams has directed a number of acclaimed films including Life, Animated, which won the Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, was nominated for an Academy Award ® and won three Emmys in 2018, including the award for Best Documentary. He also directed God Loves Uganda, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award ® and American Jail, which examined the U.S. prison system and premiered on CNN last July.

Williams’ most recent project Traveling While Black, a VR documentary made for Facebook’s Oculus, premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. His current film The Apollo, a documentary about Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater, is the opening night film of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and he is currently in pre-production on his first narrative feature film for Amazon Studios. His production company, One Story Up, is producing a variety of projects including two limited documentary series for Netflix. One Story Up specializes in creating documentary films, television, streaming series and specials, animation and VR.

LISA CORTÉS, Producer Lisa Cortés is an Academy Award®–nominated Producer whose credits include PRECIOUS, THE WOODSMAN, and SHADOWBOXER.

Her work with trailblazing companies such as Rush Artist Management, Def Jam Records, and Lee Daniels Entertainment has been distinguished by her commitment to empowering inclusive voices, and giving light to challenging visionary stories. Her productions have received over 70 international awards and nominations, including the Academy Award®.

Prior to her film career, Cortés worked with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin to launch the iconic Def Jam brand. Later, as Vice President of Artists and Repertoire at Mercury Records, she signed many multi-platinum and Grammy® Award-winning artists, and founded the iconoclastic label, Loose Cannon Records

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