ImageNation Announces 2012 Summer Schedule Of FREE Film Screenings + Performances (NYC)
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ImageNation Announces 2012 Summer Schedule Of FREE Film Screenings + Performances (NYC)

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Several titles on this list that we've covered here on S&A (Brooklyn Boheme, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of FishboneCome Back Africa, Marley and much more), so if you haven't seen them, here's your opportunity; it's summer, sun, films… all for FREE!!

Missed the first (June 10th) but you're good for the rest of the summer (it picks up again in July), so check out the full lineup follows below:

IMAGENATION ANNOUNCES ITS 2012 SUMMER SCHEDULE OF FREE OUTDOOR FILM SCREENINGS & MUSIC PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT NYC PARKS

New York, NY (June 8, 2012) This year marks 10 years of ImageNation Outdoors being New York’s only summer long festival exclusively dedicated to films and music from throughout the global African diaspora. Continuing to blaze new trails and expand their horizons, this year ImageNation has announced a new partnership with SummerStage and plans to open a new boutique cinema in Harlem that will solely be dedicated to Black Soul Cinema. In addition ImageNation is highly honored to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) in Central Park.

ImageNation Outdoors recently kicked off the 2012 season with a collaborative SummerStage showing of the highly acclaimed Brooklyn Boheme and a live performance by Brooklyn’s own Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, Pharoahe Monch, and Jah Stix in Bed Stuy’s Von King Park. Upcoming highlights of the 2012 season include the much talked about films Pariah, the Bob Marley documentary Marley, DJ Bobbito’s new film Doin It In the Park, the Tribe Called Quest documentary Beats, Rhymes, & Life and the Latin animated film Chico and Rita. Most of the film showings will be accompanied by DJs and live music including a special tribute to Don Cornelius and performances by Goapele, Yerbabuena, Bobby Sanabria, Game Rebellion and others.

In celebration of their anniversary and expansion plans to open The Soul Cinema, ImageNation has also dubbed this 2012 season, The Summer of Soul. The Summer of Soul fundraising campaign will be a capital campaign to open its first cinema that will be a permanent space dedicated to the ImageNation mission. Summer of Soul fundraiser initiatives will include a KickStarter Campaign and opportunities for supporters to text pledges during the outdoor series.

In total ImageNation will showcase sixteen over fifteen dates. Below is the 2012 ImageNation Outdoors Schedule.

THE 10TH ANNUAL IMAGENATION OUTDOORS SCHEDULE:

Music Performances begin at 7:30pm and Films at 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.

** Denotes SummerStage Collaboration. These events begin at 7pm

**June 10th

Brooklyn Boheme

Performance by Talib Kweli

Q& A with Co-Director Nelson George

Vong King Park, Brooklyn

July 11th

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

In Partnership with the Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival

Performances by Game Rebellion and Davi

St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

July 12th

Soul Train!: The Hippest Trip in America

Tribute to Don Cornelius

In Partnership with the Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival

Performances by Amma Whatt, Barry Antonie, Collette, Denise Rasberry, Mika, Nicholas Ryan Grant, Ra-Re Valdverde and Russell Taylor

Soul Train line with music by DJ MPB

Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem

July 15th

Sundae Sermon

Morningside Park, Harlem

July 21st

Night Catches Us

Performances by Willis Earl Beal and Krystle Warren

Weeksville, Brooklyn

**July 29th

Africa Unite

Performance by Taj Weeks & Adowa, Shine & The Moonbeams, and Randolph Mathews

Springrield Park, Queens

August 1st

Taking Root: A Tribute to Wanguri Maathai

In Partnership with the Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival

Music by DJ Cool Gee

West Harlem Pier Park, Harlem

August 2nd

Pumzi and Burning in the Sun

In Partnership with the Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival

Music by DJ Cool Gee

West Harlem Pier Park, Harlem

August 6th Pariah Performance by Bachslider

St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

**August 12th, 6pm

Doin it in the Park

Music by DJ Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love

Performance by Yerbabuena

Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem

August 13th

New York International Latino Film Festival

St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

**August 14th

Come Back Africa

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the ANC

Performances by Goapele and Yolanda Zama

Central Park, NYC

August 18th

Marley

In Partnership with Harlem Week

Music by DJ Cool Gee

St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

August 20th

Chico and Rita

Music by Bobby Sanabria and Quarteto Ache

St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

August 25th

Amandla!: A Revolution in Four Part Harmony

In Partnership with Harlem Week

Music by DJ Cool Gee

St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

August 27th

Beats, Rhymes, & Life

Music by DJ Stormin Norman of Sundae Sermon

St. Nicholas Park, Harlem

All films are free and open to the public. For more information, detailed film descriptions, and director profiles please visit www.imagenation.us.

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