ImageNation’s Soul Cinema Café
Join the #I LOVE SOUL CINEMA movement. Become a card-carrying member of ImageNation, when you support our crowdfunder to open the ImageNation Soul Cinema. Become a member, and get discounts, cool perks, and the VIP treatment at the Soul Cinema. Please give NOW thru August 28th.
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THE SOUL CINEMA CAFE
The ImageNation Soul Cinema will be lively social hub that serves as a beacon for people who seek progressive cinema and music depicting the global Black experience. Located, just steps away from Harlem’s famous 125th Street, at 2031 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. This is a wonderful space, in an ideal location. Once renovated, the Soul Cinema will be the stomping ground for independent film giants and fans of black world culture. This unique venue will house a 60-seat theater, which can be used for live performances, streaming and recording. We will also offer a cafe operated in partnership in partnership with our friends at the Soul Fixins Restaurant. The soul cinema is not about us, it’s about you. Help us create a place where like-minded people of all races and ethnicities can see amazing see films, eat great food, and generate and share ideas. Tell the world that you love ImageNation! Make a contribution to the #ILoveSoulCinema campaign. Tweet it, shoot us a video or a pict with your #ILoveSoulCinema sign or t-shirt. Please support the ImageNation Soul Cinema, Because cinema feeds the soul.
WHAT IS SOUL CINEMA?
Soul Cinema consists of movies from any genre that explore history, examine social issues, highlight the humanity of pan-African people, stimulate the mind, and stir the spirit. Soul cinema must exhibit artistic excellence; it must interrogate; and, it must inspire. It is highly stylized, it is gritty and real like James Brown and Erykah Badu; infectious like Stevie Wonder and Fela; classic like Miriam Makeba and Celia Cruz; and irresistible like collard greens, maduros, fat cakes, jerk chicken and truly inspired fashion. I LOVE SOUL CINEMA.
ImageNation Cinema Foundation is an innovative Harlem-based non-profit created to develop cinemas and audiences for independent films and music, that depict the global Black experience. ImageNation’s goal is to empower Black communities by presenting a variety of public programs that foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide. ImageNation has presented year-round programs at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in New York City Parks and at Harlem’s newest venue RAW SPACE, which will be developed into the ImageNation Cinema Cafe, a boutique cinema highlighting Black world cinema and culture.Established in 1997, ImageNation has featured prominent figures such as Spike Lee, Erykah Badu, Lee Daniels, Chuck D, Charles Stone III, India.Irie, Mr. Vegas, Raoul Peck, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Perez, Gabourey Sidibe, and Stanley Nelson; along with rising stars like Blitz the Ambassador, Ava Duvernay, Storm Saulter, Alrick Brown, Wanuri Kahiu, Imani Uzuri and Yerbabuena to name a few. ImageNation has presented internationally in South Africa, Scotland and Canada and domestically at Harvard University, MASS MOCA and in Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Baltimore, MD and Washington DC. ImageNation is a founding partner in AFFRM, a national film distribution collective. To learn more visit www.imagenation.us.