The Melanin Mixer

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The Melanin Mixer is a global collective of immersive, art, music, tech and cultural events - connecting melaninated millennial communities across the African diaspora. 

Each event is specially curated to celebrate and uplift people of African descent through movement, sound and words that connect our past, present and future.

Filtering by: Film

SLIM CINEMA :: VFF III
Dec
2
to Dec 3

SLIM CINEMA :: VFF III

It’s goin down on December 2nd as the Slim Cinema Vertical Film Festival returns for its third installment in Brooklyn, NY.

Get ready for our biggest event yet! Expect a night seeing original vertical short films, local artist's work, and meeting new people.  We also partnered up with Brooklyn's very own NVR SLEEP as they will be soundtracking the night and taking the reigns for the after party. There will be open bar and bites to keep the good vibes going and built in experiences for creative exploration. 

Ticket Price: $20

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The Melanin Mixer Presents: Just Kickin' It
Sep
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Melanin Mixer Presents: Just Kickin' It

Join The Melanin Mixer and FilmIndie Cinema for a backyard kickback in celebration of the first annual Brooklyn Music Week!

Enjoy a screening of the cult classic, Poetic Justice, light bites and movie snacks. The grill will be going, the Spades and dominoes tables will be out, and the playlist will be on point!

Doors open at 7PM and the movie starts at dusk (around 8:30PM). 

Tickets: $15. Includes admission to screening, food and movie snacks, and complimentary beer (with suggested donations), courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery – all proceeds go to support our event host, The City Reliquary, a non-profit museum that traces the history of NYC's boroughs. (21+)

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Outdoor Movie Night with Majah Hype: Presented by CARIBBEING
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Outdoor Movie Night with Majah Hype: Presented by CARIBBEING

Join CARIBBEING and Brooklyn Museum for happy hour drinks and a free screening of the Brooklyn-based Caribbean American comedy Foreign Minds Think Alike (Majah Hype, 2016, 115 min.), starring Majah Hype. It begins when Di Rass (aka Derval Fletcher), who dreams of a new life in America, travels to the strange land of New York City, where many cultures come together as one and seek the American Dream. Guaranteed to leave you in stitches! Includes a cash bar.

Arrive early (6-8pm) for Happy Hour and Caribbean DJ set by Libation Party's Ian Friday. 

Based in Brooklyn, NY aka Little Caribbean, CARIBBEING spans contemporary culture and is a hub for creativity and collaborations with some of the Caribbean’s most visionary talent and innovative brands. Now in its 5th year, CARIBBEING has grown into a global movement.

Free with Museum admission

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13th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival: Presented by Brooklyn Bodega
Jul
10
to Jul 15

13th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival: Presented by Brooklyn Bodega

  • Various Locations in Brooklyn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Established in 2005, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is New York City’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event that showcases the positive aspects of Hip-Hop culture by highlighting Hip-Hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change.

In addition to musical performances, the Festival offers a number of activities for its audience, including: panel discussions, exhibitions, parties, an award show and a family-friendly block party. The Festival is more than a concert or outdoor fair. It is a family reunion for lovers of this great culture.

Visit www.bkhiphopfestival.com to check out the full schedule of events!

Ticket Prices: $0 - $180

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Unruly Presents: Hairties Pop-Up Exhibit
Jun
24
to Jun 25

Unruly Presents: Hairties Pop-Up Exhibit

  • 237 Eldridge St New York, NY 10002 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

#Hairties, created in partnership with Smooth 'N Shine, is a message from this generation to the next as now more than ever Women of Color in a position to define what’s beautiful and shape how the next generation feels about their hair. In this context, a #hairtie is anyone, be it a friend, sister, stylist or blogger, that has influenced the way you do or view your hair.

In a seven-part video series, #Hairties shares the stories of six women across three generations, the individuals that influenced their hairstyles over the years, and the message they want to pass down to the next generation. But the message is bigger than only their stories, so we’re also asking women everywhere to add their voice.

Admission is Free with RSVP

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Kicks Movie Screening
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Kicks Movie Screening

Presented by Film Indie Cinema Club

Directed by: Justin Tipping
Starring: Jahking Guillory, Kofi Siriboe, Mahershala Ali, Christopher Wallace Jr., Christopher Meyer
Synopsis: An East Bay teen longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy, in hopes of escaping the reality of being poor, picked on and ignored by girls. His prized kicks get snatched soon after he gets them and he embarks on a dangerous quest to get them back.  

Doors open at 7pm (**film starts at sundown)

Price: $12 – Includes admission, movie snacks and beverages. Complimentary beer with donations, courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery.

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The African Film Festival
May
3
to May 29

The African Film Festival

  • The Film Society of Lincoln Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The African Film Festival, Inc. is dedicated to advancing an enhanced understanding of African culture through the moving image. It offers diverse platforms for the wide distribution of African media through its flagship annual film festival and complementary year-round programming. AFF is committed to increasing visibility and recognition for African media artists by introducing African film and culture to a broad range of audiences in the United States and abroad, bypassing economic, class and racial barriers.

In 1990, AFF’s founders established goals that continue to enrich the organization mission and organizational development: To use African cinema to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of African arts, literature and culture; To develop a non-African audience for African films; To expand the opportunities for the distribution of African films in the United States and abroad.

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New Voices in Black Cinema
Apr
26
to Apr 30

New Voices in Black Cinema

New Voices in Black Cinema returns for the seventh year, with narratives, documentaries, and shorts that examine the black experience in America and around the world. From international voices to films made in Brooklyn to new black classics, New Voices in Black Cinema brings together urgent stories that need to be told.

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