2015 Narrative Features
Select narrative feature films will compete for jury awards for Best Director ($5,000 cash prize) presented by Cadillac, Best Screenplay ($2,500 cash prize) presented by Time Warner Foundation, Best Actor presented by Aspire, Best Film presented by Prudential, and the Best of the ABFF Audience Award, presented by VH1.
2015 USA 72 min HD NY Premiere
SUN 6/14 | 11:20 AM | AMC EMPIRE 25
After committing the carnal sin of sleeping with his best friend’s girlfriend, Vincent must deal with the consequences of his betrayal and hope that his bond with his brother-from-another-mother can withstand the blow
Directed by: Wade Allain-Marcus, Jesse Allain-Marcus | Written by: Peter K. Hagen, Wade Allain-Marcus | Produced by: Jason Wolf, Mel Jones | Cast: Wade Allain-Marcus, Melina Lizette, Arjun Gupta
GIRLFRIENDS’ GETAWAY 2
2015 USA 84 min HD World Premiere
SUN 6/14 | 5:30 PM | AMC EMPIRE 25
Four girlfriends travel to Puerto Rico for a destination wedding and chaos ensues when the low-key wedding turns into a disaster.
Directed by: Roger M. Bobb | Written by: Cas Sigers-Beedles | Produced by: Roger M. Bobb, Angi Bones, Cas Sigers, Terri J. Vaughn | Cast: Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughn, Essence Atkins, Malinda Williams, Stephen Bishop, Khalil Kane
JOHN OF GOD THE MOVIE
2014 Democratic Republic of Congo 86 min HD North America Premiere
SAT 6/13 | 11:20 AM | AMC EMPIRE 25
John of God is the world’s greatest musician…in his own mind.
Directed by: Selé M’Poko | Written by: Selé M’Poko | Produced by: Selé M’Poko, Alessia Michielan, Jo D. Jonz, Woody T. Richman, Pamela Lubell | Cast: Jo D. Jonz, Jean Shaka Tshipamba, Moïse Ilunga
2015 USA 81 min HD
FRI 6/12 | 6:50 PM | AMC EMPIRE 25
Convinced prescription drugs will fix his mind, a mentally disabled man leaves Brooklyn for the first time to find the one doctor who he believes can cure him.
Directed by: Ben Bowman | Written by: Bryan Abrams, Ben Bowman | Produced by: Gbenga Akinnagbe, Ben Bowman | Executive Producers: Jonathan Gray, Debra Azemar | Cast: Gbenga Akinnagbe, Alfre Woodard, Amari Cheatom, Justin Myrick, Nikiya Mathis, Carla Duren
2014 USA 93 min HD NY Premiere
FRI 6/12 | 12:30 PM | AMC EMPIRE 25
A woman’s last night alone before settling down is sidetracked by a chance meeting with an attractive stranger.
Directed by: Harold Jackson III | Written by: Harold Jackson III | Produced by: Harold Jackson III, Hope Taylor, Prince Levy Jr., Latecia Durham | Cast: Judi Blair, Danny Gavigan, Benton Greene, Nedra McClyde, Nikkole Salter
2015 USA 95 min HD World Premiere
SUN 6/14 | 2:45 PM | AMC EMPIRE 25
A young girl from the Brooklyn housing projects goes from the subway to the runway, becoming one of the most sought after models in the fashion industry. But in the high stakes world of fashion and beauty, things aren’t always as pretty and glamorous as they seem.
Directed by: Shawn Baker | Written by: Shawn Baker, Datari Turner | Produced by: Datari Turner | Cast: Tyson Beckford, Sessilee Lopez, Datari Turner, Roger Guenveur Smith, Fat Joe, Toccara Jones, Angela Simmons, Marc John Jefferies, Tatyana Ali, Nichole Galicia, Melissa De Sousa, Don Benjamin, Cassandra Freeman, Tobias Truvillion, Julito McCullum, Adam Senn
THE GIRL IS IN TROUBLE
2015 USA 94 min 35mm NY Premiere
SUN 6/14 | 8:45 PM | AMC EMPIRE 25
A Lower East Side bartender becomes entangled in a murder mystery involving a desperate woman, a missing drug dealer and the scion of a powerful investment firm.
Directed by: Julius Onah | Written by: Mayuran Tiruchelvam, Julius Onah | Produced by: Dana Offenbach, Ryan Silbert, Robert Profusek, Jen Gatien | Cast: Columbus Short, Wilmer Valderrama, Alicja Bachelda, Jesse Spencer
THE NIGHT BEFORE
2015 USA 86 min HD World Premiere
SUN 6/14 | 12:00 PM | AMC EMPIRE 25
A “ladies man” must face his own fear of commitment while hosting his best friend’s bachelor party.
Directed by: Kenny Young | Written by: Kenny Young | Produced by: Phil James, Lisa D. Washington, Kim Hardin | Executive Producers: Angela White, Felicia James | Cast: Colin Egglesfield, David Faustino, Fred Willard, Anna Hutchinson, Brian White, Gary Owen
THE SIN SEER
2015 USA 119 min HD World Premiere
SAT 6/13 | 2:00 PM | AMC EMPIRE 25
A woman becomes trapped in a murderous web deception and uses her gift of discernment to discover the truth.
Directed by: Paul D. Hannah | Written by: Paul D. Hannah | Produced by: Paul D. Hannah, Angela White, Isaiah Washington | Cast: Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Isaiah Washington, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, C. Thomas Howell, Michael Ironside, Richard Brooks
WHAT LOVE WILL MAKE YOU DO
2015 USA 95 min HD World Premiere
SAT 6/13 | 11:25 AM | AMC EMPIRE 25
An attorney from a prestigious law firm falls in love with a beautiful woman of his dreams, but later discovers her father is seeking revenge against him over a court case gone terribly wrong.
Directed by: Lisa Haynes | Written by: Lisa Haynes | Produced by: Lisa Haynes, Andre Congo, Justin Bones, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Brad James, Ty Johnston, Victoria Rowell | Cast: Darrin Dewitt Henson, Judi Blair, Victoria Rowell, Darryl Booker, Sir Brodie, Carl Anthony Payne II, Brad James