Going to be in Brooklyn this weekend? Starting today, BAMcinématek and Brooklyn-based ActNow Foundation are hosting the third annual New Voices in Black Cinema film festival. The four-day festival will include 27 films dealing with themes across a spectrum of topics and geographies.
Among the films presented are The Undershepherd, starring Isaiah Washington (from television’s Grey’s Anatomy and Clockers) and Malinda Williams (Soul Food); and the opening night film, Big Words, directed by journalist-turn-filmmaker Neil Drumming.
Also in the lineup is the documentary Central Park Five, about the infamous Central Park rape case in which five Hispanic and African-American teenagers were wrongly convicted. Ken Burns, the filmmaker behind The Dust Bowl, The Civil War, and other noted PBS documentaries, is one of the directors and writers behind this film, which has gotten a lot of good buzz so far.
For more information about this film festival, click here. And below, we’ve got the trailer for The Central Park Five. We interviewed The Undershepherd’s Malinda Williams last year about this film. You can check out that interview here.