[WATCH] Ava DuVernay, Hill Harper, Black Lives Matter Founder and More to Be Honored

ImageNation Cinema produces a special tribute to changemakers and activists

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On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, ImageNation Cinema Foundation presents Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution, a celebration spotlighting black excellence, artistry, activism and independent film. Honorees include Oscar-nominated director for Selma, Ava Duvernay, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, Actor (AMC’s  The Walking Dead)/playwright (ECLIPSED on Broadway) Danai Gurira, and Black Lives Matter author/actor/activist Hill Harper of Limitless and CSI.

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The ticketed-event, sponsored by 103.9 FM and the National Black Programming Consortium, includes a live performance by vocalist/composer Jeremy James and an advance screening of the upcoming Lionsgate/CodeBlack film 1982. The film, starring Hill Harper, Sharon Leal, Wayne Brady, Troi Zee, La La Anthony and Ruby Dee, chronicles a Philadelphia father’s struggle to protect his daughter from the reality of her mother’s drug addiction.

Following the film, a talkback will be moderated by ImageNation Cinema Foundation Founder, Moikgantsi Kgama, with 1982 director Tommy Oliver, actor Hill Harper, image activist Michaela Angela Davis, and noted Psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere.

Watch the trailer for 1982 below and purchase tickets for the event held  at SVA Theatre, 333 23rd Street, NY.  Tickets are $32.50 in advance and $40 on the day of the event.