A Night with Khalik Allah
FREE

Friday Jul 17, 2015
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Kye Russoul
9:00PMFilm Begins
10:30PMQ&A with Filmmaker Khalik Allah
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED. VISIT WWW.ROOFTOPFILMS.COM FOR RAIN DETAILS.

SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED

VENUE
Metrotech Commons
outdoors
Downtown Brooklyn
5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
A, C, F or R Train to Jay Street Metrotech or 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall or B, Q or R to DeKalb

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
Forest City Ratner Companies
Vimeo
Free Event
Free screening.

Join one of NYC’s preeminent urban photographers/filmmakers for a night of unforgettable imagery


THE FILMS

Field Niggas (Khalik Allah | Harlem, NY | 60 min.)
A wise-cracking, probing urban flaneur, Khalik Allah paints an impressionistic portrait of the loiterers and denizens in and around 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Field Niggas. Beneath the bright lights of a corner convenience store, Allah wields his crystalline gaze on a series of faces and personalities as they ruminate on race, societal inequalities, family, drugs, homelessness, romance, police brutality, and, ultimately, their histories, in a collective chorus.

Though un-synced, the visuals and narration perfectly complement one another, forging a viewing experience that functions as a near interactive tapestry as the stories' strands envelope your conscience. Animated street photography at its apotheosis, Field Niggas carries a heady, haunting undercurrent, with aesthetic panache to burn.

– S.S.

Khamaica (Khalik Allah | USA | 15 min.)
An intimate look at the people of Jamaica with a poignant, personal edge via the devotions of the directors grandfather.

MUSIC

Kye Russoul
Kye Russoul is an Arizona born, New York based singer/songwriter who continually strives to make a lasting impact on all those who listen to his music. Through his captivating and passionate singing of love, social injustice, and self-realization, Kye aims to use his voice in a righteous manner to help inspire a generation to stand up and fight for what is right.

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