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Afrikana Presents...

Afrikana Presents

Noir Cinema

The event that started it all! Every third Thursday, we’d start the weekend early, bringing you into an intimate space created for a casual evening for singles, couples and friends. We invited one and all to indulge in a short indie film over little wine and conversation with filmmakers and other artistic like-minds. While it’s been a minute since our last Noir Cinema, we’ll be sure to update you when we revisit this fan favorite.

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movies & mimosas

A Sunday brunch extravaganza! Our friends and community partners at Feast RVA team with us to screen something thought-provoking, funny or just a great novelty project to watch and discuss over tasty mimosas and a delectable spread featuring some of RVA’s best eats! Bring the family or just yourself. You’ll leave with stimulated thoughts and a full belly, and plenty of your day still left to enjoy.

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Evening with an Icon

 

We do it for the culture! Every February we proudly host a cultural icon and depictions of their life’s work, as well as open dialogue about the plights that exist in Our communities. Icons are people whose prowess and influence supersede a singular realm. They are truly extraordinary! This is an event that invites all ages to experience what is perhaps a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend An Evening With an Icon.

2016 was truly special for us. Our inaugural Icon was none other than the incomparable Sonia Sanchez, who joined us for a screening of her documentary BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez and a post-screening Q & A. The experience was exhilarating and the response was magical. We knew we were onto something…

 

In 2017, we had the pleasure of hosting the fierce and renowned Professor Angela Davis and screen the documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners. Professor Davis spoke truth to power to an audience of over 500! Amazing, to say the least! Just imagine what 2018 will bring!

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Starry Night Cinema

Starry Night Cinema takes place at historic Tredegar on a moonlit night when the weather is perfect and the grass is plush. Think spring and summer, dusky and warm, with fireflies mimicking the flicker of stars. Sometimes we turn up, sometimes we like it lowkey. But it’s always a ball! We bring the refreshments, you bring the blanket. Enjoy a great film with the night sky as your backdrop, and who knows what else could happen? We love to surprise you.

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