|8:30PM||Live Music by Kye Russoul|
|10:30PM||Q&A with Filmmaker Khalik Allah|
SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED
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
Join one of NYC’s preeminent urban photographers/filmmakers for a night of unforgettable imagery
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.
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.
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.