Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Exciting local films - NAKED LIFE with guest Malik Isasis


The festival is in full swing with five more powerhouse days of Black cinema. Click here to download a full schedule of events. The rest of the week is packed full with wonderful films that you do not want to miss!

Tonight, young people take over the screen as the festival presents films by for and about youth. Reel Grrls is a unique after school media and technology training program that empowers girls to be critical media consumers and effective media users. This afternoon, the Reel Grrls will be on hand to screen SWIIRL, Hair Piece, Made up Of and Breaking the Cycle.
This after-school screening will also feature other youth made shorts from across the country. 5:00 PM - Admission $2 for adult and youth.

Our 7:30 PM evening feature brings local filmmaker, Malik Isasis to the festival to showcase his hauntingly beautiful film, Naked Life. Ben and Francesca have enjoyed a safe, stable relationship for 12 years, but when Francesca finds herself falling out of love their world begins to disintegrate. Shot in Seattle and Berlin, this film and the filmmaker are truly a gift to Seattle's film community.
Malik is a thoughtful film artist who has made 9 feature length films in and around Seattle over the past few years. He has provided opportunities for countless film industry creatives to practice the art and the craft of filmmaking. Malik is a brother on the rise. Tonight will be his last screening in Seattle before he moves to New York City.

Come out tonight so that you can say, "Oh yeah, I remember seeing some of his earlier works."

Naked Life is preceded by NYC filmmaker Trevor Parham's short, Look Right.