Next month ImageNation Cinema Foundation will host the Revolution Awards to honor innovative industry professionals for their work in media, arts, and social change. Dubbed Cocktails, Cinema, & Revolution, signify themes of Black excellence, artistry, and activism.
Some of the featured guests consist of MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay, Black Lives Matter activist and actor Hill Harper of :Limitless: and "CSI, NY". Cocktails, Cinema, & Revolution will be sponsored by Radio 103.9, and the National Black Programming Consortium. It goes down on Wednesday, February 10 at the SVA Theatre in New York City.
The event will feature a live performance by vocalist/composer Jeremy James as well as the screening of the upcoming Lionsgate/CodeBlack film 1982. The advance screening will kick off a new monthly series of films, cocktails, talkbacks and music at ImageNation’s RAW SPACE in Harlem. 1982 stars Hill Harper, Sharon Leal, Wayne Brady, Troi Zee, La La Anthony and Ruby Dee. There will also be a discussion with director Tommy Oliver, Hill Harper, and Michaela.
“History is being made everyday. This event celebrates Black History Month by recognizing our most inspiring change agents, while highlighting ImageNation’s newest monthly film program Cocktails & Cinema,” says Moikgantsi Kgama, founder of ImageNation. “I am looking forward to the Revolution Awards returning with an epic evening of honoring those who make a difference.”