October 20, 2013
New Voices in Black Cinema 2014 - CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Earlybird Deadline:  October 31st

We’re having some temporary website issues…if you are interested in submitting to NEW VOICES IN BLACK CINEMA, Brooklyn’s biggest Black Film Festival, please go directly HERE


just download the application itself at:  http://actnowproduction.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/NVBC-Fest-2014-application-submission-form.pdf


February 16, 2012

Here’s an exclusive look at a clip from THE TESTED, a gritty drama that follows three people on vastly different paths as they search for understanding and redemption for the murder of an innocent teen.

THE TESTED screens as part of New Voices in Black Cinema festival on Friday February 17th at 6:50pm & Sunday February 19th at 2:00pm.  

Purchase your tickets at www.bam.org/actnow

February 4, 2012

New Voices in Black Cinema Fest: love jones week

love jones screens on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 6:50pm at BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, followed by a Q&A with director Theodore Witcher, moderated by Warrington Hudlin. Find tickets here.

(Source: embracingmydarkside)

January 30, 2012

It’s Love Jones week here at ActNow!  Watch the trailer for nostalgia purposes.  Then join us for the movie at BAM cinema rose theatres on Sunday February 19th at 6:50pm. 

January 26, 2012
Center Stage: THE TOMBS

Today Center Stage features films that bypass the fluff, plunging viewers deep into the inner workings of “the system”.  From the military, government and incarceration- all three films provide a visceral voice on three institutions that affect the community in major ways.


A Brooklyn man‘s three day journey through New York‘s central booking jail system, infamously known as “The Tombs” and the interesting personalities he encounters while locked up. The primary functions of Central Booking are the processing, admission, and cellblock lodging of persons under arrest where prisoner intake is conducted and photographs & fingerprints are taken.

Director, Jerry Lamothe

Since founding Tru Life Films in 2000 and releasing his debut award winning film “Amour Infinity“, which he wrote, directed and starred in for $45,000, the film is regarded by many as an underground cult classic. He has since gone on to build a very distinctive body of work.

Following in the footsteps of his directorial debut “Amour Infinity“, which won numerous film festivals including the Atlanta Independent and the Hollywood Black Film Festival, in 2006 Lamothe wrote/directed and produced the independent film, “Blackout”. The film boasted an impressive ensemble which included Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana, Saul Rubinek, Jamie Hector, Latanya Richardson-Jackson and film maverick, Melvin Van Peebles.

Blackout premiered and was an official selection at the 2007 Tribeca film festival. Several festival appearances would follow, including the Chicago International film festival and the Zurich international film festival. Lamothe also is preparing to go into pre-production on another independent feature entitled “Suspect of St. Marks Place”. A gritty action crime drama, which once again pairs him with Jamie Hector (Heroes) and Moritz Bleibtreu (Run Lola Run).

Screening February 19th at 4:30pm.

Purchase tickets at BAM.org/actnow

January 26, 2012

The Tombs.  Directed by Jerry Lamother.  Screening Sunday February 19th at 4:30pm.

Visit Bam.org/actnow for tickets.

January 24, 2012

DEFORCE trailer.  Playing at Bam Rose Cinemas on Friday February 17th at 4:30pm.

January 24, 2012
New Voices in Black Cinema: Center Stage- SNEAKER STORIES

 As the New Voices in Black Cinema Festival approached (February 16-20) ActNow presents you with Center Stage, a bi-weekly installment providing exclusive details on the films from this year’s line-up and the artists behind them.  We’re bringing you exclusive video with the filmmakers, probing interviews and, of course, movie sneak peeks.

Our first installment of Center Stage is Sneaker Stories.  

Sneaker Stories

In Sneaker Stories, we meet the basketball players Adrian, Karl and Aziz and watch as they struggle to find a place for themselves within an international cycle of control and commodification. In this trans- global documentary, the protagonists live somewhere between fantasies of sports fame and an inglorious everyday reality. Bewitched by the marketing images and advertisements which dazzle young athletes all over the world, they follow impossible dreams, and lose sight of their more realistic choices….

The Director:

Katharina Weingartner writes and produces radio features for German, Swiss and Austrian public radio out of New York and is the co-editor of the anthology Lips. Tits. Hits. Power? Feminism and Pop Culture. She also recently participated in the research and exhibition project Shopping with Anette Baldauf for the Generali Foundation in Vienna for 2001. Too Soon For Sorry is her first film as a director.


Screening Time: Saturday, February 18th @ 2pm

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