30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Latina Divas 100min
Sat, Mar 31 at 4:30pm*

Features the films:
La Bruja: A Witch from The Bronx (2005), 50min
Directed by Felix Rodriguez
Art, labor, and family blend in this intimate documentary about performance artist Caridad De La Luz, better know as “La Bruja.” While performing around the city she struggles to make ends meet.

Carmelita Tropicana (1995), 28min
Directed by Ela Troyano
A Latina performance artist winds up in jail with some riot grrls and campy production numbers ensue!

La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul (Excerpts)
Directed by Ela Troyano
This documentary explores the life of legendary Cuban singer La Lupe: her turbulent life and her status as a cult icon after her death.
Black Love Stories 80min
Sat, Mar 31 at 7:15pm*

Features the films:
Black Body Radiation (2007) 45min
Directed by Greg Tate
In a post-apocalyptic New York two groups of Muslim women come into conflict over a man who they believe will help one sect sire a prophet. New York Premiere!

Love Aquarium (2004) 35min
Directed by K’aramuu Kush
Three interconnected love stories reveal a web of dark secrets, unbridled passions, and murder, using experimental film techniques to adapt contemporary black literature to the screen.
Bling: A Planet Rock (2007) 90min
Sat, Mar 31 at 9:45pm*
*Q&A with the filmmakers. Free party following screening!
Directed by Raquel Cepeda
Bling takes a hard-hitting look at how the flashy world of commercial hip-hop played a significant role in the ten-year civil war in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The movie follows three hip-hop celebrities: Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan), Paul Wall, and Reggaetón king Tego Calderón as they visit the capital of Freetown to meet the hip-hop community and survey the devastated country. Director’s Cut Preview! Free party after screening!

Official Website: http://bam.org/film/series.aspx?id=122

Added by Fumio on March 30, 2007

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