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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love

Opening in Atlanta, July 31st
Regal Tara Theater
2345 Cheshire Bridge Road N.e.
Atlanta, GA 30324
404) 634-5661
Check website for show times

The new award winning film Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love opens in Atlanta (Regal Tara Theater) on Friday, July 31st, after opening to great success in New York and Los Angeles – “One of the best openings for a documentary so far this year" - Indiewire. Opening weekend will feature Q&As with producer, Sarah Price.

An audience sensation at film festivals worldwide, I Bring What I Love takes you behind the scenes and into the world of Africa’s most famous musician: Youssou N’Dour. This never-before-told story follows N’Dour at a turning point in his life and career, as he releases his most personal and controversial album Egypt. But the singer’s hope for promoting a more tolerant face of Islam erupts in scandal and outrage in his native country that rejects the album and denounce it as blasphemous. Part explosive documentary, part stirring drama, I Bring What I Love is an unforgettable musical journey with an artist whose courage and conviction shook the music industry and ultimately awakened the world.

Watch the trailer.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Black In America 2

CNN Presents Black in America 2
Wednesday July 22nd at 9:00pm
Thursday July 23rd at 8:00pm
Reported by Soledad O'Brien

Heritage Arts Festival

Heritage Arts Festival 2009
July 23-26, 2009
Underground Atlanta Celebrates African-American & African Heritage

Come out and enjoy the "Creative Spirit" of the Heritage Arts Festival at Underground Atlanta featuring a spectacular Artist Market, Vendor Market and daily entertainment!

This year's celebration is July 23-26, 2009. Join us day or evening for the Artist and Vendor Markets:

•Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm
•Sunday: 11am - 7pm

Learn more...

National Black Arts Festival (NBAF)

The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF)
July 29 through August 2, 2009

MEET US at the National Black Arts Festival for a global celebration encompassing music, film, literary and gala experiences that blend the sights, sounds, words, flavors and excitement of the African Diaspora.

DISCOVER US through crafts, cuisine, legends and literature.

EXPERIENCE US through our heritage, performances, praise and passion.

FIND US in the more intimate setting of the Woodruff Arts Center - the nexus of this year's festival.

CELEBRATE US every hour, every day and all weekend at the National Black Arts Festival 2009, July 29 through August 2.

The NBAF, a non-profit cultural institution based in Atlanta, Georgia, celebrates the contributions of people of African descent and their impact on world cultures.

The mission of NBAF is to engage, cultivate and educate diverse audiences about the arts and culture of the African Diaspora and provide opportunities for artistic and creative expression.

The National Black Arts Festival celebrates the arts in three ways:

1. Education

2. Year-round programs

3. A summer festival in July

Peachtree Village International Film Festival

The Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF)

SEP. 24-27, Atlanta, GA

PVIFF is committed to the idea that the international film community is a powerful voice in our society, and increasingly plays a vital role in connecting not only the local communities they serve, but the world globally.

PVIFF has partnered with the African American Cinema (AACG) and, Hispanic Cinema Museum (HCM), International Soul Music Summit ( and other alliance partners to begin to leverage selected brands across various integrated markets comprised of thousands fans, consumers, filmmakers, executives, and leaders from various cultures throughout the U.S. & abroad. To view festival archives visit:

Check out our official PVIFF Blog at:

Filmmakers Be Prepared To Shop For Your Deal With National Distributors, Investors, Cable Networks, Studio Execs. And More Will Be In Attendance:

-Echelon Studios

-Mindseed Studios

-HAH TV Network (

-Comcast Video On Demand

-Turner Broadcasting

& More....

Take Part In The International Soul Music Festival at The Renaissance Hotel Downtown Atlanta While Visiting PVIFF...Music Artists Such as: Angie Stone, Algebra, Kem, Eric Roberson and many more will be in attendance.

Selected Artists Will Perform at PVIFF's Opening Night Ceremony & During Festival Screening & Networking Events..

Register Today!!

(Student Discounts Available)


PVIFF will be holding a Pre-Festival Event at Underground Atlanta in the Welcome Center Theater on Sat. July 25, 12-6 p.m. The audience will have an opportunity to view hit short films from 2008 and an opportunity to rate films in competition to be showcased at PVIFF 2009. This Event is FREE. Don't Miss This Event!

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