2016 ABFF Documentary Competition
Thursday, June 16 & Friday, June 17 | REGAL THEATRE | Times vary. See listing below each film.
The following films compete for the Best Documentary award presented by BET Networks. One winner will be announced during the “Best of the ABFF” awards ceremony, Sunday, June 14.
JIM BROWN’S AMER-I-CAN DREAM
THU 6/16 | 8:00 PM | REGAL THEATRE 18
NFL legend Jim Brown forges an unlikely coalition with former convicts and gang members to stop the deadly wave of violence on America’s streets.
Director/Writer: Aurora Ferlin | Producers: Monique Brown, Aurora Ferlin, Keith Cardwell, Ronnie Barron | Cast: Jim Brown, Monique Brown, Ray Lewis, John Wooten, Rockhead Johnson, Ronnie Barron, Aqeela Sherrills, Julian Mendoza, Tonie Jackson, Anthony Blanks, Jacques White-Barron
DADDY DON’T GO
FRI 6/17 | 11:00 AM | REGAL THEATRE 18
“Daddy Don’t Go” explores the crisis of fatherlessness in America, documenting two years in the lives of four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they fight to defy the odds against them. It provides compelling portraits of men who are unwavering in their commitment to parenthood despite the challenges they encounter.
Director: Emily Abt, Andrew Osborne | Writer: Emily Abt | Producers: Emily Abt, Keryn Thompson, Suzette Burton, Omar Epps, Malik Yoba
OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE
FRI 6/17 | 1:35 PM | REGAL THEATRE 17
In 1936, when 18 African American athletes, dubbed the “black auxiliary” by Hitler, participated in the Berlin Olympic Games, defying Nazi Aryan supremacy and Jim Crow racism, history forgot all except one – Jesse Owens. This is the story of the other 17.
Director: Deborah Riley Draper | Writer: Deborah Riley Draper | Producer: Deborah Riley Draper | Executive Producer: Blair Underwood, Dr. Amy Tiemann, Michael Draper, Deborah Riley Draper | Cast: Isiah Thomas, Carl Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, Joanna Hayes, Dr. Tommie Smith, Anita DeFrantz