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ImageNation Outdoors Festival

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ImageNation Outdoor Festival
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Time Out says

ImageNation Cinema Foundation’s 20th ImageNation Outdoors Festival is back July 9-September 18 with free film screenings about Harlem and music in outdoor venues

This year's theme is "The Soul of Harlem" and highlights include films by local directors such as the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect directed by Harlem-resident Tommy Leisl (July 9); Forty Year-Old Version by Harlem’s own Radha Blank (August 27); a talkback and special advance screening of Stanley Nelson’s Becoming Frederick Douglass (September 10).  There will also be a Soul Train tribute with Shaka King’s Academy-Award winner Judas and the Black Messiah (August 11th, Marcus Garvey Park) with live music, DJ and Soul Train Line; the debut of African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey on Garvey’s birthday in collaboration with Jazz Mobile (August 17, Marcus Garvey Park); a screening of West Side Story (July 10) and Encanto (August 7) with drive-in and open seating at East River Plaza Mall; a Kids Night Out screening of Encanto at Bronx Terminal Market (July 22); 20th Anniversary Throwback Thursday screenings of Brown Sugar and Drumline at Von King Park in Brooklyn; and Black Anime Con (August 28) with cosplay, an anime market, fusion food, and more at Von King Park.


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