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Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series and HBO in association with Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn present The Apollo Comes to Brooklyn!


October 19
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Reel Sisters Film Festival

 Reel Sisters & Kumble Theater Host Advance Screening of HBO’s The Apollo

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series in association with Kumble Theater will host an advance screening of HBO’s The Apollo. Reel Sisters is proud to present The Apollo as the festival’s opening night feature film! Kim Singleton, host of Considerit Blacklit, will moderate a film conversation. Guests TBA. Doors will open at 6 pm for a reception with light refreshments

Tickets: $15 ($10 – students/seniors & groups 4+). Ticket sales support Reel Sisters’ cash awards to award winning filmmakers!


The HBO documentary THE APOLLO, helmed by Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Roger Ross Williams, chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater. The feature-length film weaves together archival clips of music, comedy and dance performances; behind-the-scenes verité footage of the team that makes the theater run; and interviews with such artists as Jamie Foxx, Angela Bassett, Pharrell Williams, Common, Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson. While uncovering the rich history of the internationally renowned theater that has influenced American music and culture for 85 years, Williams also examines the current state of race in America, following a new multi-media adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-selling book “Between the World and Me” as it comes together on the theater’s grand stage. 

THE APOLLO debuts this fall on HBO.