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NBAF Fall Film Series 

There are so many amazing films in the marketplace that we decided to expand our screenings beyond the summer Festival.  NBAF partners with Fulton County Arts & Culture's Southwest Arts Center to present a film series this fall.  Fall for Film is a weekend of film at Southwest Arts Center, September 30-October 2, 2011, curated by Leatrice Ellzy. 


Three days, seven films, so many stories, so many voices.  This series includes features, documentaries, family films and a surprise or two that you won't want to miss.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students with valid identification.  They may be purchased online in advance by using your credit/debit card.  We're so excited about this series that we can't stand it.  We look forward to seeing you next weekend!!



Film Highlights: 


The First Grader

Opening Night

Friday, September 30, 2011

7:30 - 9:30 PM

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The First Grader (2010/Drama/UK/103 minutes)

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In a small, remote mountain-top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are josting for a chance tor the free education newly promised by the Kenyan Government.  One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school.  Read more... 




Africa United

Saturday, October 1, 2011

12:00 - 1:30 PM

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Africa United (2010/Adventure/UK/88 minutes) 

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The extraordinary story of three Rwandan kids who walk 3,000 miles to the Soccer World Cup in South Africa.  Using a sack load of ingenuity and sass (and a World Cup wall chart for a map), our pint-sized protagonists set off through the endless horizons of Africa in pursuit of a dream.  Read more...





Louder Than a Bomb

Saturday, October 1, 2011 

2:00 - 3:40 PM

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Louder Than a Bomb (2010/Documentary/US/99 minutes)

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Hailed as "one of the most inspiring and exhilarating documentaries in years" (Steve Pond, The Wrap), Louder Than a Bomb tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world's largest youth poetry slam. Read more...





Daughters of the WindSaturday, October 1, 2011

4:10 - 5:30 PM

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Daughters of the Wind (2005/Drama/Brazil/84 minutes)

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With a strong assist from the largest roster of Black thespians in Brazilian film history, documentary veteran Joel Zito Araujo's "Daughters of the Wind" playfully applies the dramatic conventions of telenovelas to a multigenerational saga of sibling jealousies and family schisms.  Read more...



Africa UniteSunday, October 2, 2011

3:00 - 4:30 PM

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Africa Unite (2008/Documentary/US/92 minutes)

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"AFRICA UNITE" is a singular and masterfully executed film by Stephanie Black that is at once concert tribute, Marley family travelogue, and humanitarian documentary, igniting the screen with the spirit of world-renowned reggae icon BOB MARLEY in its every frame. The film includes rare footage of the legendary reggae icon Bob Marley.  Read more...


KY-MANI MARLEYCreatively Speaking: A Conversation with Ky-Mani Marley

Immediately Following the Screening of "Africa Unite"

NBAF presents a conversation with Grammy-nominated reggae artist and son of  Bob Marley, KY-MANI MARLEY for a discussion of his father's musical and political legacy.

View video by Ky-Mani Marley - "Dear Dad" 







Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students with a valid identification.


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Major funding for this organization and support for the NBAF Fall for Film Series is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council and Fulton County Arts & Culture's Southwest Arts Center.

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