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.


fRENCH DIRTy

2015 USA 72 min HD NY Premiere

SUN 6/14 | 11:20 AM | AMC EMPIRE 25

fRENCH DIRTy

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

GIRLFRIENDS' GETAWAY 2

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 THE MOVIE

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

KNUCKLEHEAD

2015 USA 81 min HD

FRI 6/12 | 6:50 PM | AMC EMPIRE 25

KNUCKLEHEAD

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


LAST NIGHT

2014 USA 93 min HD NY Premiere

FRI 6/12 | 12:30 PM | AMC EMPIRE 25

LAST NIGHT

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

SUPERMODEL

2015 USA 95 min HD World Premiere

SUN 6/14 | 2:45 PM | AMC EMPIRE 25

SUPERMODEL

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

THE GIRL IS IN TROUBLE

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

THE NIGHT BEFORE

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

THE SIN SEER

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

WHAT LOVE WILL MAKE YOU DO

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