soulhead Official 2016 Urbanworld Film Festival Guide for Music Lovers #UrbanWorldFilmFestival2016

soulhead Urbanworld Film Festival Music Lover's Guide
We are pleased to be working with the Urbanworld Film Festival again as a promotional partner for the 2016 iteration.  This festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is the premiere outlet for up and coming diverse filmmakers.  Over the years, the film festival has premiered some of the most important films that otherwise may have gone unnoticed.  Each year, Urbanworld delights moviegoers with innovative and entertaining offerings and we are excited that they always include a host of music related flicks.   This year is no different and we want to provide music lovers with a guide that will help you navigate this year’s festival.  Enjoy!

Festival Details:

Time:  September 21-25, 2016
Location:  AMC Empire 25, 42nd Street Entertainment Center, 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
Tickets/Passes:  Click Here

Films

1) Sepulveda

AMC Empire Theater 10
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016
7:30 PM

Description:
On a lazy Sunday, three twentysomething lifelong friends decide to travel the entire 72 miles of the longest street in Los Angeles but end up having their friendship tested in unexpected ways.

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2) I Rise

Shorts Program 3
AMC Empire Theater 9
Saturday – Sept. 24, 2016
12:00 PM

Description:
“I Rise” is a short film inspired by Andra Day‘s song “Rise Up” that tells the story of trailblazing African-American women who create, inspire and transform. The film features singer Andra Day, New Orleans Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and entrepreneur Brandice Daniel.

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3) Jewel’s Catch One

AMC Empire Theater 10
Saturday – Sept. 24, 2016
12:30 PM

Jewel’s Catch One Trailer with dedication to #WeAreOrlando from C. Fitz on Vimeo.

Description:
“Jewel’s Catch One” documents the oldest Black owned disco in America and establishes the legacy of businesswoman, activist, and healer, Jewel Thais-Williams, who stood up against hate and discrimination for 42 years. The story of Jewel and “The Catch” celebrates four decades of music, fashion, celebrity, and activism that helped change the course of our country by breaking down racial, social, and cultural barriers. One of the original safe spaces for both the LGBT and Black communities, The Catch also served as a refuge for many during the AIDS crisis. As her club grew to become known as the “unofficial Studio 54 of the West Coast,” Jewel became a national model for how to combat discrimination and serve the less fortunate. The film is a lush visual and musical journey highlighted by exclusive interviews with Sharon Stone, Thelma Houston, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Madonna, Sandra Bernhard, Thea Austin, Jenifer Lewis, Representative Maxine Waters and Bonnie Pointer. CCH Pounder narrates this historically important film.

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4) New Edition Story

AMC Empire Theater 9
Saturday – Sept. 24, 2016
9:00 PM

Description:
New Edition laid the foundation for how the modern-day boy band looks, feels, and sounds. Boyz II Men, N’SYNC, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block all took their cues from Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike and Ralph. After 30 years of breaking hearts on the record and from the stage, New Edition finally gets the biopic that their stellar tenure in entertainment so richly deserves. This 3-part miniseries follows the group from their middle school lunchroom to global megastardom – weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the ultimate cost of fame.

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5) Beatbox Boom Bap Around The World

AMC Empire Theater 10
Saturday – Sept. 24, 2016
10:00 PM

Description:
BEATBOX BOOM BAP AROUND THE WORLD takes us in the four corners of the Beatbox planet, lead by the artists who thrill the international stage. This unique trip alongside Rahzel and Kenny Muhammad in New York, Flashbox, Alem and BMG in France, to the Berlin’s world championships, reveals a blooming and singular art form, as well as its ancestral roots.

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6) Mixtape: An Unauthorized Biography

AMC Empire Theater 10
Saturday – Sept. 24, 2016
10:00 PM

Description:
MIXTAPE is a documentary film about the ‘D-I-Y’ music revolution. The narrative begins with a simple premise: we’re gonna talk to music lovers, musicians and industry experts and unearth the untold history of one of the most loved music mediums ever: the mixtape.
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Performances

1) DJ Set with DJ Moma
Thursday, September 22, 10:00 PM, The Attic
251 W 48th St (@ 8th Ave)
FREE
2) Live Performance by Be Steadwell
DJ Set by DJ Rich Knight
Friday, September 23, 10:30OM, Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Malcolm X Blvd
FREE w/ festival pass, $5 Everyone else

3) DJ Set with DJ Moma
Saturday, September 24, 10:00 PM, Maple
157 W 47th St (btw 6th & 7th Ave.)
FREE for UW attendees

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