Monday, November 1, 2010
Nurse. Fighter. Boy
The ActNow Foundation had a very successful season with The Process Reading Series, ANF Short Film Collective, Legacy Brooklyn Premiere, and The Colored Museum. We at ActNow want to thank you for attending these events and making the viewing such a hit!
New Voices In Black Cinema in Conjunction with BAMcinematek and NYC Council Member Letitia James presents the last event of the season: Nurse. Fighter. Boy, directed and co-written by Charles Officer.
The award-winning love story stars Emmy nominated actor Clark Johnson (The Wire), an illegal boxer long past his glory days. Karen LeBlanc, a nurse who struggles to take care of herself and Daniel J. Gordon a young boy who clings to magic for hope and happiness.
The film is visually moving and tells a touching story about survival and the power of love. Officer wanted to create a film with a depth and tenderness that is not presented enough in black films. “I want to make a hopeful, but real film that deals with death and humanity. I want to humanize some black people. That’s what I really want to do – it’s my mission. I hope that this is the first step in doing that.” Officer does in fact succeed in doing so and the film strong ties to the Caribbean and another level of humanization.
Check out the trailer below:
Bringing innovative new cinema to Brooklyn is what we are all about so please join us for our final screening of 2010.
Monday November 8, 2010.
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
4:30pm, 6:50pm* & 9:30pm.
General Admission: $12
BAM Cinema Club members: $7
*Following this screening there will be an after-party in the BAM lobby area. Everyone likes a good party J