This weekend the Brooklyn Academy of Music aka BAM will host the 3rd Annual New Voices in Black Cinema Film Festival. Presented by ActNow Foundation and BAMcinématek, it’s a weekend filled with over 35 full-length features and shorts, kicking off tonight at 9:45pm with the post-Iraq action flick Kill Hole. The goal of New Voices in Black Cinema is to showcase all the different stories that exist in both African American communities and the diaspora. As festival director, Curtis Ceasar John puts it, “There is no one African American experience, it’s varied and it’s wide.” Yet Okayplayers–from Saul Williams to Chuck D and stic.man of dead prez to dancehall star Aidonia–make there present felt throughout this Very Large Array of diasporic visions.
And click through these pages for a breakdown of the films, including trailers and showtimes (if you’re in Brooklyn).