MoCADA Proudly Celebrates the 10th Annual KIDflix Film Fest of Bed-Stuy in Collaboration with the Fulton Art Fair, Local Performers and Michael Jackson’s Performance in The Wiz!
Organized by MoCADA and African Film Fest & Sponsored by Travelers Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts & Assemblywoman Annette Robinson
Date: Every Friday Night in the month of August (7, 14, 21, 28)
Rain Date: Saturday Night
Location: Fulton Park (corner of Utica Avenue and Fulton Street) A or C Train to Utica Avenue
Cost: Free to the Public
Contact: 718.230.0492, firstname.lastname@example.org July 7, 2009 -
The selection of films were chosen for their unique power to inspire, uplift, educate and transform and through this year’s festival we hope to stimulate the minds of our youth in order to uncover the next Malcolm X or Sojourner Truth. We hope that families will attend the festival together to produce the kind of dialogue that is so important in our households. According to MoCADA’s Executive Director, Laurie Cumbo, “Unlike many film festivals throughout New York City, the KIDflix film fest is not merely intended to entertain, but also to focus on the education and upliftment of our communities. For the past ten years, the Film Festival has culminated with the award winning musical, The Wiz, starring the legendary Michael Jackson. This year, MoCADA will pay a special surprise tribute to the legendary entertainer and philanthropist.
Date: Friday, August 7th
Film Short: Misunderstood, Directed by Clark Johnson. 2007-2008 National East Contest Winner Featured Film: Slingshot HipHop Directed by: Jackie Reem Salloum
Date: Friday, August 14th
Film Short: ManChild, Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber Featured Film: Bronx Princess Directed by: Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed
Date: Friday, August 21st
Film Short: Bitter Memories, Directed by Joshua Marston Featured Film: Trouble the Waters Directed by: Tia Lesson and Carl Deal
Date: Friday, August 29th
Performances by: Purelements Film Short: SKIDDLES, Written and Directed by Erwin “Brooklyn” Brown Featured Film: The Wiz Directed by: Sidney Lumet It is a special way to commemorate the legacy of Michael Jackson.