Venues & Partners

Film Society of Lincoln Center
May 3 – 9, 2017

For over two decades, African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) and the Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) have co-presented the New York African Film Festival, using cinema as a tool to bring African culture, history and politics to thousands of viewersin the United States.

Built in 1991 as the first cinema on the Lincoln Center campus and located plaza level on the north side of West 65thStreet, this 268-seat theater is one of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s two state-of-the-artvenues. As one of the few theaters in the country to still show movies on print (70mm, 35mm, 16mm), it offers film lovers an unparalleled experience—from the cutting-edge projection quality to brilliant Dolby Sound, a tremendous 35-foot wide screen, plush seating, and popcorn widely considered to be some of the best in New York City.With programs that range from filmmaker retrospectives to international festivals, sneak previews, and highly anticipated new releases, this New York City landmark has long served as an essential destination for all movie lovers to discover or rediscover the best films from around the globe.

The Walter Reade Theater is also home to the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery, a beautiful event space that hosts receptions, art exhibits, and private functions.

165 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

The Francesca Beale Theater is part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, a state-of-the-art multi-screen theater and cultural venue that opened in 2011, (designed by award-winning architect David Rockwell). Located at sidewalk level on the south side of West 65th Street, the Francesca Beale Theater offers plush seating and cutting-edge technology for programs that range from filmmaker retrospectives to international festivals, sneak previews, and highly anticipated new releases. Seats: 140

This 75-capacity venue houses the world’s largest plasma screen, standing at 152″. Hosting a wide variety of installations, musical performances, and digital art, as well as free talks with filmmakers and artists, panel discussions, non-traditional video programs, educational presentations, and more, the Amphitheater’s comfortable bench seating and large screen make it a perfect gathering space for public and private events of all kinds.

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

 

Lehman College, Lovinger Theater
May 10, 2017

A special program will take place at Lehman College on May 10th, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment’s One Book, One New York inaugural program.

The five hundred-seat Lovinger theater located on the Lehman College campus is fully equipped to meet all performance and technical needs. The mission of Lehman Stages is threefold: to manage and develop the performance facilities operating under the auspices of Arts and Humanities, to create original cultural programming and initiatives that benefit the students of Lehman College and the Bronx community, and to provide comprehensive production services to the vital Theatre and Dance programs at Lehman College.

250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY 10468

 

Maysles Cinema
May 19 – 21, 2017

For several years, African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) and the Maysles Cinema Institute (Maysles) have co-presented this festival, using cinema as a tool to bring African culture, history and politics to thousands of viewers in the United States.

Maysles Cinema, at MDC, founded by the late documentary filmmaker and pioneer Albert Maysles (1926-2015) in 2005, is dedicated to the exhibition and discussion of documentary films. The recently renovated 55 seat cinema is now outfitted with Dolby Surround Sound and DCP. MDC also offers educational programming for filmmakers of all ages and produces documentary films. The cinema capacity is 55 people and the reception area capacity is 55 seated and 110 standing.

343 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

 

Brooklyn Academy of Music
May 26 – 29, 2017

Since 2004, African Film Festival, Inc. and Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinématek have co-presented films in the FilmAfrica series which takes place in conjunction with DanceAfrica.

Originally a music hall, then converted to a playhouse, the venue was transformed into BAM Rose Cinemas in 1998, restoring the playhouse’s elegant proscenium and preserving the history of the space while providing a state-of-the-art viewing experience.

30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11217