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Aaron Davis Hall (ADH) Continues Its 25th Anniversary Season with Its Harlem Film Festival 2006

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ADH's Harlem Film Festival kicks off Women's History Month with an exceptional season of features, documentaries, shorts, new works-in-progress, and probing stories. We again team up with New York Women in Film and Television for a tribute to Julie Dash, who will join us for a screening of her seminal work, Daughters of the Dust and a discussion with cultural critic Thulani Davis. HFF proudly presents the World Premiere of B.L.A.C.K. -- An Aboriginal Song of Hip-Hop by Grant Leigh Sanders and the New York Premiere of Music is My Life, Politics My Mistress: The Story of Oscar Brown, Jr. by donnie l. betts, introduced by special guest, the renowned filmmaker John Sayles. From Cameroon, we welcome Justices Ngassa and Ntuba, the subjects of Sisters in Law. Insightful dialogues with filmmakers follow each program, including Telemundo anchor Odalys Molina for Girls Night Out.

Friday, March 3rd, through Sunday, March 5th, 2006

For more info call 212.650.7100 or visit http://www.aarondavishall.org/

Curated by Michelle Materre and produced by Neyda Luz Martinez

Michelle Materre

With a professional background that spans more than 25 years in the field of television, film and media with a concentration in independent film, Michelle holds the position of core faculty member at The New School. In addition, she has recently held positions as promotional outreach consultant for independent films "The Boys of Baraka," "Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice;" and "Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed." She has served in the non-profit and commercial entertainment industry as producer writer, arts administrator and distribution/marketing specialist. Michelle is on the Board of Directors of New York Women in Film and Television. ADH is proud of our ten year working relationship with Michelle bringing these special films to the community.

Neyda Luz Martinez

Martinez is a programming, marketing and publicity specialist with a concentration in the arts: music, theater, fine arts and film. In 2002, she founded MONSERRAT Ltd., to render marketing and business strategies to businesses, individual artists and organizations such as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Minority Consortia. She is the curator/producer of HABANA/HARLEM(TM), a music and humanities event also presented at Aaron Davis Hall. Her articles on art and culture have appeared in Latin London Magazine, El Diario-La Prensa and Postmedia (Milan, Italy).

Source: Aaron Davis Hall

CONTACT: Aurora Flores of Aaron Davis Hall, +1-212-876-1936

Web site: http://www.aarondavishall.org/

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