Featuring exclusive interviews with exiled activist Assata Shakur, former Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver, political prisoner Mutulu Shakur and others, “Black August: A Hip-Hop Benefit Concert”, directed by dream hampton, documents the movement behind the annual event that the nonprofit Malcolm X Grassroots Movement has produced, for more than a decade, to raise awareness about and support for political prisoners in the U.S. Part concert film, Black August highlights performances in New York, Cuba and South Africa featuring Mos Def, dead prez, Talib Kweli, David Banner, Common, Erykah Badu to name a few.
Hosted by M1 of dead prez and presented by ImageNation Cinema Foundation and The Film Society of Lincoln Center in association with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the night kicks off with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the 7 p.m. performance and screening. This highly anticipated premiere opens with a live set by Ghanaian emcee Blitz the Ambassador and The Embassy Ensemble and closes with a discussion on the history of Black August, featuring director dream hampton, Lumumba Bandele, Marc Lamont Hill and M-1.
ADVANCE TICKETS: $25 - $22 Senior - $20 MEMBER/STUDENT
AT THE DOOR: $30 - $27 Senior - $25 MEMBER/STUDENT
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