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The Preacher's Wife - Holiday Sing-Along
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Preacher's Wife - Holiday Sing-Along

  • Luminal Theater @ Richard Beavers Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this modern holiday classic, Rev. Henry Biggs (Courtney B. Vance) is the pastor of a small struggling Baptist church in New York City. Pulled in a hundred directions by his parishioners' needs and the church's needs, Henry has also become neglectful of his wife, Julia (Whitney Houston), and his son, Jeremiah. Julia worries that her marriage is failing.​  Beginning to lose his faith, Henry prays to God for help, which comes in the form of Dudley (Denzel Washington), a witty and debonair angel. Dudley tells Henry that he is an angel sent by God to help him, but things take a hilarious twist when the usually unflappable Dudley accidentally falls in love...with the preacher's wife.

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Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess

  • Luminal Theater @ Richard Beavers Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess documents the struggle for freedom by the Jamaican Maroons, led by the indomitable military genius, ‘Grandy’ Nanny. A spiritual leader, skilled in the use of herbs and ‘guerilla warfare’ tactics, from her mountain stronghold at the source of the Stony River in the Blue Mountains, she directed the warfare that effectively neutralized the vaunted British firepower.

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Black Film Space: Autumn Screening Series
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Black Film Space: Autumn Screening Series

  • Luminal Theater @ Richard Beavers Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Black Film Space is partnering with the Luminal Theater for their Autumn Screening Series on:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH from 7:30pm-10:00pm

and

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH from 7:30pm-10:00pm

We are showcasing the latest independent film projects from members of Black Film Space for other filmmakers and our community of supporters! 6-8 filmmakers will screen their films followed by a brief Q&A session.

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Tough Love: Shorts Program
Nov
28
7:15 PM19:15

Tough Love: Shorts Program

  • Luminal Theater @ Richard Beavers Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A select array of films on how Black parenthood, and Black fatherhood particularly, has been highly challenged in this society. These films examine that with varied looks at Black parenthood and the results of good and questionable choices made within. 

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Black Film Space: Autumn Screening Series
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Black Film Space: Autumn Screening Series

  • Luminal Theater @ Richard Beavers Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Black Film Space is partnering with the Luminal Theater for their Autumn Screening Series on:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH from 7:30pm-10:00pm

and

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH from 7:30pm-10:00pm

We are showcasing the latest independent film projects from members of Black Film Space for other filmmakers and our community of supporters! 6-8 filmmakers will screen their films followed by a brief Q&A session.

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As An Act of Protest
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

As An Act of Protest

  • Luminal Theater @ Richard Beavers Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cairo Medina, a young African American actor, goes through a station-of-the-cross journey to find the meaning of his life and eradicate the racism and police brutality that continue to plague the world. "As an Act of Protest" is an internal "Battle of Algiers". It is a cinematic poem about racism and its psychological effects. It is an avant-garde movie that is more like a classical theater piece rather than a foray into conventional narrative cinema and its style flows from documentary and melodrama to satire and horror.

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Black Halloween Horror
Oct
25
to Oct 26

Black Halloween Horror

  • Luminal Theater @ Richard Beavers Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Black folks don't do horror?  You couldn't be more wrong!  We're presenting two days of some of the most frightening films made by Black directors.  Maybe the Black character won't die first this time....but somebody will!

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One False Move - Free Screening
Oct
17
7:15 PM19:15

One False Move - Free Screening

  • Luminal Theater @ Richard Beavers Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This underrated thriller, a stark observation of crime, sex, and race, sparked the career of Michael Beach (Soul Food, Third Watch), lent dramatic gravitas to the late Bill Paxton's (TwisterBig LoveAliens) then burgeoning career, pulled co-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton (Sling BladeArmageddon) from obscurity, and cemented Cynda Williams (Mo' Betta Blues) as one of the big screens best femme fatales.

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Wilmington on Fire
Oct
12
7:15 PM19:15

Wilmington on Fire

  • Luminal Theater @ Richard Beavers Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An in-depth chronicle of the Wilmington Massacre of 1898, a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, NC. It is considered one of the very few examples of a violent overthrow of an existing government and left countless numbers of African-Americans dead and exiled from the city. This event was the springboard for the White Supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout the state of North Carolina and the American South.

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Little White Lie
Oct
4
7:15 PM19:15

Little White Lie

  • Luminal Theater @ Richard Beavers Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How do we come to terms with the sins and mistakes of our parents?

Lacey Schwartz grew up in an idyllic, mostly carefree, upper-middle-class Jewish household. While she knew she looked different from the rest of her family, yet never wanting to admit it, her parents contended that Lacey’s darker complexion and curly hair were traits inherited from her Sicilian paternal grandfather.  But after going to college and experiencing life outside of her contained Upstate New York community, Lacey finally begins to probe her immediate family history and uncovers unspoken secrets and a purposeful denial that cuts to the core of who she thinks she is, prompting a total re-evaluation of her identity.

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Opening Launch Film: Black Girl
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Opening Launch Film: Black Girl

  • Luminal Theater @ Richard Beavers Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So proud to announce our new partnership with Bed-Stuy's own RICHARD BEAVERS GALLERY!

With this collaboration, you'll be getting weekly access to diverse cinema of the African diaspora right here in Brooklyn throughout the end of the year.   Our FREE kickoff film for this partnership launch is the Ousmane Sembene classic:

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Cinema Garden Party - In My Father's House
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Cinema Garden Party - In My Father's House

  • First Quincy Street Community Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

These CINEMA GARDEN PARTY is an intimate, nighttime, outdoor film series serving as inter-neighborhood artistic alternatives for Bedford-Stuyvesant, instilling an enhanced film-centered sensibility, with empowering narratives, into the community -- while also uniting neighbors into public & common spaces with entertainment not commonly provided.  

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Cinema Garden Party - BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Cinema Garden Party - BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

  • Hancock Community Backyard Garden Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

These CINEMA GARDEN PARTY is an intimate, nighttime, outdoor film series serving as inter-neighborhood artistic alternatives for Bedford-Stuyvesant, instilling an enhanced film-centered sensibility, with empowering narratives, into the community -- while also uniting neighbors into public & common spaces with entertainment not commonly provided.  

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Cinema Garden Party - Breaking a Monster
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Cinema Garden Party - Breaking a Monster

  • First Quincy Street Community Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

These CINEMA GARDEN PARTY is an intimate, nighttime, outdoor film series serving as inter-neighborhood artistic alternatives for Bedford-Stuyvesant, instilling an enhanced film-centered sensibility, with empowering narratives, into the community -- while also uniting neighbors into public & common spaces with entertainment not commonly provided.  

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Joebell & America
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Joebell & America

Based on the short story by her father, famed Caribbean novelist and playwright Earl Lovelace, the film tells the story of Joebell, a gambler, who concocts a risky plan to escape Trinidad for the promise and fantasy of a better future in America. Prepared to leave everything behind, including his newfound romance with the village beauty, Joebell sets out for his final destination, with each step of his journey revealing truths about himself and illuminating the island he had always taken for granted.

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Weeksville Freedom Film Festival
Jun
23
to Jun 25

Weeksville Freedom Film Festival

  • Weeksville Heritage Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Curated by The Luminal, and set to amplify African diaspora immigrant cinematic voices, the Weeksville Freedom Film Festival is the cinematic expression of the history and ideals of Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC), Brooklyn’s largest African-American cultural institution and one of America’s first free Black communities, and their commitment to provide a platform to voices that fight to preserve history through freedom-driven works. 

Imbuing Weeksville’s themes of sanctuary, self-determination, and activism, this is a multi-genre celebration of quality independent films, dialogues, and reflections of international immigrant culture, inhabiting direct immigrant themes of freedom, displacement, abandonment, and human rights violations. 

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