ABFF Documentary Competition
Friday, June 12 | AMC EMPIRE 25 | 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.
2014 USA 77 MIN HD
FRI 6/12 | 1:35 PM | AMC EMPIRE 25
Althea Gibson, a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950s.
Directed by: Rex Miller | Produced by: Nancy Buirski, Elisabeth Haviland James, Rex Miller | Executive Producers: John Amos, Billie Jean King, William Ackman | Principal Subject(s): Billie Jean King, Nick Bollettieri, David Dinkins, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
AN AMERICAN ASCENT
2015 USA 64 MIN HD New York Premiere
FRI 6/12 | 11:15 AM | AMC EMPIRE 25
An American Ascent documents the first African American expedition to tackle North America’s highest mountain, Denali, while shedding light on the complex relationship many African Americans have with the outdoors.
Directed by: Andy Adkins, George Potter | Written by: Andy Adkins, James Mills | Produced by: George Potter, Andy Adkins | Principal Subject(s): Stephen Shobe, Erica Wynn, Tyrhee Moore, Scott Briscoe, Billy Long, Rosemary Saal, Ryan Mitchell, Stephen DeBerry, Adina Scott, James Kagambi, Robby Rechord, Madhu Chikkaraju, Aaron Devine, Jon Krakauer, Conrad Anker
NAT KING COLE – AFRAID OF THE DARK
2014 UNITED KINGDOM 94 MIN HD New York Premiere
FRI 6/12 | 8:35 PM | AMC EMPIRE 25
A poignant authorized feature documentary on the life and legacy of Nat King Cole.
Directed by: Jon Brewer | Produced by: Jon Brewer | Principal Subject(s): Maria Cole, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Johnny Mathis and more…