Urbanworld Returns to New York City
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Urbanworld Hits New York City This Week

Urbanworld hits New York september 17th-21st

Urbanworld hits New York september 17th-21stThe 18th Annual Urbanworld® Film Festival lands this week in New York City with an assortment of films and filmmakers hitting the scene to showcase new work starting Wednesday, September 17th. The festival will screen over 70 films, including 12 world premieres. The festival will take place September 17-21, 2014 at Manhattan’s AMC Loews 34th Street 14, and various other locations in New York.

A spotlight conversation with acclaimed festival alumni, writer/director Ava DuVernay, in her first public dialogue about her upcoming film, SELMA, will take place Saturday, September 20th. This is just one of many standouts for the festival.

Here are a few highlights…

Clips & Conversation

Addicted, Q&A with Zane, Boris Kodjoe, Tyson Beckford, William Levy & Director Bille Woodruff (All Attending)



Beyond The Lights, Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker and Minnie Driver — Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood** (All Attending)


**2014 UW Festival Ambassador

206, Starring David Oyelowo


Muted, Starring Chandra Wilson and Malcolm-Jamal Warmer


Falcon Rising, Starring Michael Jai White (Attending)


In the Morning, Starring Emayatzy Corinealdi


Christmas Wedding Baby, Starring Lisa Arrindell Anderson (Attending)


Purple Rain, Starring Prince (A Special 30th Anniversary Event)


The Hip Hop Fellow, Starring 9th Wonder and Henry Louis Gates

Difret, Executive Produced by Angelina Jolie


Love Magical, Starring Keith Sweat

In The Morning, Starring Jacky Ido


Sewing Hope, Narrated by Forrest Whitaker


The End Again, Starring Columbus Short



Urbanworld® Music – Everyday People Presents the 8-piece rock/soul band, Condola and the Stoop Kids, in an edgy, live performance that features lead singer and Tony® nominated actress Condola Rashad on Saturday, September 20

Fireside Chat

Urbanworld® Digital  — Best known for her hit web-series, The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, the multi-talented Issa Rae,is a featured guest for the fireside chat with Roland Martin sponsored by NewsOne on Wednesday, September 17.

For more details, check out http://urbanworld.org/