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  1. Dec

    1. 25 to LIFE: HIV & Honesty
      1:15 pm – 10:30 pm

      25 to LIFE: A Film About Howard University, HIV & Honesty

      Monday, December 1st – 1:15pm, 4:00pm, 6:15pm, 8:30pm

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      On December 1st (World AIDS Day) join ImageNation Cinema Foundation and Urbanworld (AFFRM NY Partners) to see the award-winning documentary film 25 to LIFE. Screenings will be followed by a talkback with the filmmakers and special guests.

      25 to LIFE chronicles the story of William Brawner, a Howard University alum, who kept his HIV positive status a secret for over twenty-five years (including while engaging in unsafe sex on campus). Now, William seeks redemption from his promiscuous past as he embarks on a new phase of life with his wife who is HIV Negative. We journey with William and his family as he struggles to carve out an open and honest future. 25 TO LIFE is supported by Sundance Institute, Cinereach, The GoodPitch, IFP, Firelight Media Lab, and Tribeca All Access and is the 2014 American Black Film Festival Grand Prize Jury winner.

      1:15 pm
      25 to LIFE: HIV & Honesty
  2. Dec

    1. Chicago Premiere AFRAID of DARK
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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      Chicago, IL (November 11, 2014) – ImageNation Cinema Foundation and the Illinois Humanities Council will co-present Chicago premier of Afraid of Dark at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater (77 E. Randolph St.) on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Admission is complimentary.
      Afraid of Dark explores the historical context and present implications of the two most prevalent black male stereotypes: the “brute” and “Mandingo.” Through candid interviews with black men spanning age and background, the feature-length film documentary explores the difference between how society perceives black males and how they define themselves. Featuring: Dr. Cornel West, Tom Burrell, Vondie Curtis Hall, Malik Yoba, Kevin Powell, Lou Meyers, Sam Greenlee, Sadat X, General Steele, Peter Gunz, Dr. Khalil Muhammad, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Chris Rob, Dr. Herukhuti, and many more.
      Screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Mya B. (Afraid of Dark Director/Columbia College Film Alumna), Richard Steele (WBEZ/The Barber Shop), and Sunni Ali, Ph.D. (Professor at North Eastern Illinois University). ImageNation Founder and Executive Director Moikgantsi Kgama will serve as panel moderator. 


      1:00 pm
      Chicago Premiere AFRAID of DARK