The 2011 Mississippi River 9th Ward Film and Arts Festival
October 6 - 9
In honor of Harold Battiste Jr Recipient of the 2011 Toni Cade Bambara Award.
Festival sneak preview
Friday September 16.
VENUE / LIEU
The New Orleans African-American Museum.
1418 Governor Nicholls
New Orleans 70116
Admission is free - seating is limited. Please confirm your participation
504-942-8542 or firstname.lastname@example.org
with MISSISSIPPI DAMNED (by Tina Mabry)
Filmmaker in attendance/en présence de la réalisatrice.
Duration: 121 Mins
RESUME (French synopsis)
Entre 1986 et 1998, d'après une histoire vraie, trois pauvres fillettes noires dans le Mississippi rural récoltent les conséquences du cycle d'abus, de dépendance ainsi que de violence sexuelle et physique que traînent leurs familles depuis des générations.
Adam Clark, Malcolm Goodwin, Chasity Hammitte, Michael Hyatt, Malcolm David Kelley, Kylee Russell, Tonea Stewart, Jossie Harris Thacker, Tessa Thompson, Simbi Kali Williams, DB Woodside
Écrit et réalisé par Tina Mabry
Produit par Morgan Stiff & Lee Stiff
genre : drame
durée : 121'
Taking place in 1986 and 1998 and based on a true story, three poor, Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence. They independently struggle to escape their circumstances and must decide whether to confront what's plagued their family for generations or succumb to the same crippling fate, forever damned in Mississippi.
Bitterly honest and profoundly subtle, writer/director Tina Mabry successfully captures growing up in a world where possibilities and opportunities seem to die in the face of the suffocating reality of physical and sexual abuse, obsession, and a myriad of destructive compulsions.
a Morgan's Mark Film
Writer, Director: Tina Mabry
with Adam Clark, Malcolm Goodwin, Chasity Hammitte, Michael Hyatt, Malcolm David Kelley, Kylee Russell, Tonea Stewart, Jossie Harris Thacker, Tessa Thompson, Simbi Kali Williams, DB Woodside
Written and directed by Tina Mabry
Produced by Morgan Stiff & Lee Stiff
AWARDS. Partial List (for complete list visit www.mississippidamned.com)
2011 Prism Award for Best Original DVD
2010 Black Reel Award for Outstanding Independent Feature Film
Audience Award for Best Film - 2010 Hayti Heritage Film Festival
Jury Award for Best Film - 45th Chicago International Film Festival 2009
Jury Award for Best Supporting Actor - Jossie Harris Thacker - 45th Chicago International Film Festival 2009
Jury Award for Best Screenplay - 45th Chicago International Film Festival 2009
Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature Film - Urbanworld 2009
Grand Jury Award for Outstanding U.S. Dramatic Feature Film - Outfest 2009
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at NewFest 2009
Special Jury Award for Narrative Breakthrough at the 2009 Atlanta Film Festival
Jury Award for Best American Independent Film at the 2009 Philadelphia Film Festival / Cinefest
Grand Jury Award for Best Actor - Tessa Thompson at the 2009 American Black Film Festival
Grand Jury Award for Best Feature Narrative Film at the 2009 American Black Film Festival
THE FESTIVAL 2011 - PROGRAM
Thurs October 6
Toni Cade Bambara Award Gala honoring Harold Battiste, Jr.
Fri October 7 - 10 am
Draw Yourself! with special guest, Director Gilles Porte - children's workshop
The Lower 9th Ward Village
Fri October 7
Charmaine Neville 7 pm
Shirley Adams: Portrait of a Mother (91 mins) 8 pm
The Prytania Sat October 8 10 am
Africa United (88 mins)
The African American Museum Sat. October 8
Murder on a Sunday Morning (111 mins) 1 pm
Roundtable: "Black Men and the Justice System in Film and on the Ground:
Where are We Today?" 3-5 pm.
Moderator: Journalist Jordan Flaherty. Speakers: Brenton Butler, subject of Murder on a Sunday Morning; Attorneys Ann Finnell and Patrick McGuinness, Jacksonville, Florida; Attorney Tracie Washington, Louisiana Justice Institute.
Fredy Omar con su banda 7 pm
Central do Brasil (105 mins) 8 pm
The African American Museum Sun. October 9
Roundtable: "Race, Power, New Orleans in Global Perspective" 4:30 pm.
Moderator: Attorney Ernest Jones.
Speakers: Rosanne Adderley, Tulane University; James Borders, Arts Consultant; Jacques Morial, Louisiana Justice Institute; Gary Clark, Dillard University
Reception and Performance by Caesar Brothers Funk Box 6:30 pm
Black Venus (164 mins) 7:30 pm
October 6, the Festival opens at the Galvez Restaurant & Atrium with a Gala honoring Harold Battiste, Jr, recipient of the second Toni Cade Bambara Award for Cultural Leadership. Come hear Jesse McBride Presents the Next Generation and a Battiste composition arranged by Dr. Jean Montes for Molto, a funky chamber orchestra!
October 7-9, we will screen films on youth, women, the violence they endure and often overcome: Draw Yourself! (France, 2010); Shirley Adams: Portrait of a Mother (South Africa, 2009); Africa United (UK, 2010); Murder on a Sunday Morning (France/U.S., 2001); Central Station (Brazil, 1999); Black Venus (France/Tunisia, 2010), with live music by Charmaine Neville, Fredy Omar con su banda, and the Caesar Brothers Funk Box preceding evening screenings.
And we will host two roundtables: "Black Men and the Justice System" and "Race and Power in New Orleans in Global Perspective."
Gala Tickets are $75 each or $135 for two. Tickets available online or by check.
Festival screenings are $5 each. A Festival Pass for all screenings may be purchased for $20, online or by check.
Make checks payable to NOAFEST, 2670 George Nick Connor Dr., NOLA 70119.