The 18th Annual UrbanworldÂ® Film Festival lands this week in New York City with an assortment of films and filmmakers hitting the scene to showcase new work starting Wednesday, September 17th. The festival will screen over 70 films, including 12 world premieres. The festival will take place September 17-21, 2014 at Manhattan’s AMC Loews 34th Street 14, and various other locations in New York.
A spotlight conversation with acclaimed festival alumni, writer/director Ava DuVernay, in her first public dialogue about her upcoming film, SELMA, will take place Saturday, September 20th. This is just one of many standouts for the festival.
Here are a few highlights…
Clips & Conversation
Addicted, Q&A with Zane, Boris Kodjoe, Tyson Beckford, William Levy & Director Bille Woodruff (All Attending)
Beyond The Lights, Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker and Minnie Driver — Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood**Â (All Attending)
**2014 UW Festival Ambassador
206, Starring David Oyelowo
Muted, Starring Chandra Wilson and Malcolm-Jamal Warmer
Falcon Rising, Starring Michael Jai White (Attending)
In the Morning,Â Starring Emayatzy Corinealdi
Christmas Wedding Baby, Starring Lisa Arrindell Anderson (Attending)
Purple Rain, Starring Prince (A Special 30th Anniversary Event)
The Hip Hop Fellow, Starring 9th Wonder and Henry Louis Gates
Difret, Executive Produced by Angelina Jolie
Love Magical, Starring Keith Sweat
In The Morning, Starring Jacky Ido
Sewing Hope, Narrated by Forrest Whitaker
The End Again, Starring Columbus Short
UrbanworldÂ®Â MusicÂ –Â Everyday People Presents the 8-piece rock/soul band, Condola and the Stoop Kids, in an edgy, live performance that features lead singer and TonyÂ®Â nominated actress Condola Rashad on Saturday, September 20
UrbanworldÂ® Digital Â — Best known for her hit web-series,Â The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl,Â the multi-talented Issa Rae,is a featured guest for the fireside chat with Roland Martin sponsoredÂ by NewsOne on Wednesday, September 17.
For more details, check out http://urbanworld.org/