Shola Lynch, Issa Rae coming to Reel Sisters Film Fest

MAITEFA ANGAZA | 10/3/2013, 12:52 p.m.
The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series returns to Downtown Brooklyn’s Kumble Theater on Oct.
Issa Rae

Writers and filmmakers alike will love “Books to Screen: Realizing the Vision,” at which award-winning author Tananarive Due will discuss adapting a novel into a screenplay. Participants will be the first to preview “Danger Word,” her short horror film that was adapted for the screen with her novelist husband, Steven Barnes. The workshop, which will also address raising funds for an independent film project, is open to all. It’s on Sunday, Oct. 13, 3-4:30 p.m.

The Reel Sisters Film Festival is always a remarkable bargain for film-lovers, with the Deluxe Weekend Pass and one-day, two-day and individual section passes all available at very reasonable prices, which are reduced even further for seniors, students and groups. Admission to the “Free Angela” screening and awards ceremony is separate. It will all take place at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at LIU Brooklyn campus, Flatbush and DeKalb avenues. Watch the Reel Sisters 2013 festival promo and a sampling of film trailers at To purchase tickets for screenings and find out more information on the festival, visit or call 718-488-1624 or 347-534-3304. Updates are on Twitter @reelsisters.

A Brooklyn-based festival founded by African Voices magazine and LIU Brooklyn, Reel Sisters is dedicated to supporting female filmmakers of color. The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival is supported, in part, by Council Member Jumaane Williams, Council Member Letitia James, the New York City Deptartment of Cultural Affairs, LIU Media Arts Department, ALOFT Hotel, Carol’s Daughter, Golden Krust and Brooklyn Arts Council. Media sponsors include Akila Worksongs, ImageNation Cinema, MoCADA and Black Documentary Film Collective.