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LIGHTYEAR ACQUIRES VOODOO MACBETH

Bringing to life this important Harlem Renaissance history featuring Rose McClendon and the seminal work of a young Orson Welles, VOODOO MACBETH premiered at Harlem International in 2021, earning three awards including Best Film and Best Actress, and has just been obtained by Lightyear Entertainment for theatrical release this Autumn.

COOGAN’S WAY NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY!

We got back from our seasonal break to the news that COOGAN’S WAY was nominated for a NY Emmy! We were so glad to host the world premiere on opening night last year as the first festival to go live in-person in 2021 and we were even happier when it received our Audience Award.  Congratulations to the entire Coogan’s team for this achievement and helping to commemorate Coogan’s legacy in uptown history.

Remembering Archbishop Tutu

Festival Alums Dawn Gifford Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff recall their amazing history with Desmond Tutu and how he presided over their marriage at St. George Cathedral in South Africa.