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Closing Night Feature Film: STRIVE with STILL HARLEM and THAT MAGIC
AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 Cineplex
New York, NY
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Closing Night Feature Film: STRIVE with STILL HARLEM and THAT MAGIC
This year the 14th Annual Harlem International Film Festival will be presenting Double Features on Opening and Closing Night  a documentary program followed by a narrative one.

The bulk of the hand-picked films in these four programs consist of work produced in Harlem, Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, spotlighting the area's tremendous culture and history or featuring key cast and crew members from the neighborhood.

The closing narrative film of the evening and festival is:

CLOSING NIGHT at AMC Magic Johnson Theatres Harlem 9
Sunday, May 19

World Premiere
Director: Robert Rippberger
Country: USA, Running Time: 82 min
Written by Harlem native Sha-Risse R. Smith, this is a story about a teenage girl from the projects who pursues her dream of a great education, and a better life despite the odds.

Kalani (Joi Campbell), is a teenager living in Harlem with her older brother Jacob, and her younger sister, Bebe, while her mother struggles to make ends meet. Her college counselor Mr. Rose (Danny Glover) sees great promise in her educational future. As Kalani's siblings get caught in a myriad of hardships, she teeters on the brink of ruin, struggling to keep both her family and her dream intact.

Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers

Preceded by
Director: Lynn Dow
Country: USA, Running Time: 18 min
Following the incoming wave of gentrification, Becky moves to New York City to attend Columbia University and ends up renting a room from a man who yearns for Harlem's past.

Preceded by
Director: Maori Karmael Holmes - Harlem International Alum
Country: USA, Running Time: 5 min
A girl. A boy. A camera. The official music video for India.Arie's single exploring a new love that was nearly missed.


AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 Cineplex (View)
2309 Frederick Douglass Boulevard
New York, NY 10027
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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