Devin Haqq Pens “Black Characters Matter” for Huffington Post

Leslie Odom Jr., from left, Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson appear at the curtain call following the opening night performance of "Hamilton" at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Director Devin E. Haqq (“Ambition’s Debt“) has written an illuminating article for Huffington Post on the subject of minority representation in contemporary film, “Black Characters Matter“:

‘By re-imagining the bodies and voices of these historical white figures as people of color, Miranda sends the message to all viewers, both persons of color and white folks, that the story of America belongs to all of us.’

www.huffingtonpost.com/devin-e-haqq/black-characters-matter_b_8639156.html

Wonderful Reviews for “Out of My Hand” by LA Times and Village Voice

Check out wonderful reviews by the LA Times and Village Voice that came out last week.

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The theatrical screening in NY and LA will end this week while the screening tour will go on until mid December. We would really like it if you could catch it on screen and spread the word. Please check out the updated screening info below.

11/13-19 New York – IFC Center
11/13-17 New York – ImagiNation RAW Space
11/13-19 Los Angels – Downtown Independent
11/19-21 New York – Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
11/20+21 Detroit – N’Namidi Center For Contemporary Art

One-time screening dates:
11/22 Montgomery, AL – Pure Art Literary Cafe
11/24 Seattle, WA – Ark Lodge Cinema
12/01 Calabash, NC – South Brunswick Islands Center
12/03 Houston, TX – Houston Museum of African American Culture
12/06 Boston, MA – Museum of Fine Art Boston
12/08 Washington, DC – Anacostina Arts Center presented by Parallel Film Collective
12/12 Greensboro, NC – The Artist Bloc
Ticket info and details of all the screenings are available on websites of ARRAY and “Out of My Hand“.

Official Poster for “Out Of My Hand” !

Have you seen the official poster for “Out of My Hand” yet? It’s designed by amazing Version Industries!
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“Out of My Hand” takes viewers inside the humble life of Liberian rubber plantation worker, Cisco. Severe working conditions, failed unionization and corporate corruption ultimately drive him away from his family and his country to the foreign streets of New York City where his past forces him to confront his sense of isolation and belonging.

“Out of My Hand” debuted in the Panorama Section of the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.

“Out of My Hand” Starts Run at IFC Nov. 13th!

nightIFCaWe are very excited to announce that “Out of My Hand” will have additional theatrical screening at IFC Center starting on November 13th!’

“Out of My Hand” takes viewers inside the humble life of Liberian rubber plantation worker, Cisco. Severe working conditions, failed unionization and corporate corruption ultimately drive him away from his family and his country to the foreign streets of New York City where his past forces him to confront his sense of isolation and belonging.

“Out of My Hand” debuted in the Panorama Section of the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.

A First look Trailer for “Ambition’s Debt”

Director Devin E. Haqq has this to say about the arrival of the first official teaser for “Ambition’s Debt”, a dark, brooding, mumblecore take on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: “‪Highest regard to the entire cast and crew for this phenomenal work. I’m so proud of what we are doing with this story.”

“Ambition’s Debt” stars Nathan Darrow, Carra Patterson and ‎Peter McRobbie and is slated for release in 2017.

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Out of my Hand at Raindance, Bushwick Film Fests!

unnamed (2)We are delighted to announce that Out of My Hand is nominated for the Best Debut Feature competition at Raindance Film Festival!

The Raindance Film Festival is one of the largest Independent Film Festivals in Europe which screens over 250 films from nearly 50 countries this year.

This will be our UK premiere and the screenings will take place in Central London on September 28th at 8:40 pm and October 4th at 12:00 pm.

Please spread the word out if you know someone in the area.

 

Moreover, the film is coming back to NY for Bushwick Film Festival! The one-time screening will be at IFP Media Center in DUMBO on October 2nd at 7:30PM.

Fortunately, we’ve been having an amazing festival run and there is more to come! All details will follow, so please stay tuned.

 

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