Dance Teacher Magazine Article.
A big Thank you to Crystal Nicholls and Dance Teacher magazine for the article about our educational mission! NYC and London – look out for us this summer. It is going to be something very special. Lets Dance!
We are excited to announce the film is now available to rent or buy in the UK! You can find it on Amazon, iTunes, Apple, Sky and Rakuten. Thank you to our sales agents and distributors in the UK – Kaleidoscope Entertainment.
Reunited at The Jacksonville Dance Festival
For the first time in over 2 years the creative team were able to be together IN-PERSON for a screening! The Jacksonville Dance Theatre invited us to be a part of their dance festival. Our co-creator/choreographer, Zak Nemorin taught the students and then the film played on a big screen. We are now booking in-person live educational events for the film. Click on the link to find out more! Thank you to JDFF for the invite, we all had a wonderful time!
Thank you for including us in your BEST BETS list! #culturalattache
Top 5 Documentaries to Watch!
Thank you Yahoo! for including us in your top 5 documentaries to watch on HBOMax!
Press – Lee Bailey’s EurWeb.com
Thank you Everything Urban and Radio Scope.
Thank you Variety for the shout out!
HBOMax – US Release!
We are excited to announce we will be streaming on HBOMax from February 1st in the USA. Beyond grateful to Warner Media One Fifty and to everyone involved. It truly takes a village! #HBOMax #warnermedia150
Festival Journey News
After an amazing and busy fall festival season, we have two more great festivals.
Fort Lauderdale International film festival is happening virtually Nov 4th – 21st with two in-person screening on November 15th at 1pm EST and 17th at 7.30pm EST. #fliff36
Followed by the International Black Film Festival Nashville. Virtual ONLY Dec 2nd – 5th. Screening Dec 5th at 12pm CST. #IBFF21
Best Editor Award – SCAD
We are all incredibly proud and thrilled that our awesome editor Joan Gill Amorim has won an award for Best Editing at the Savannah SCAD film festival. #scadFF2021
Black Star International Award
Thank you to the awesome Black Star International Film Festival for our Best Documentary Award – the entire team are honoured to be recognised! #BSIFF
We are always honoured to be recognised with any and all festival awards – but the audience choice award is always so humbling. Thank you Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival and all who voted.
Film Festival Updates
Busy winter festival season for the film
The film will be online and in-person at the following film festivals:
Capitol DC Film Festival and Cascadia in parts of Canada – Oct 9th in DC at 2.15pm.
Heartland International Film Festival – in-person October 10th and Virtually October 7th – 17th
Sans Souci Film Festival – Virtual in CO only – October 14th – 23rd
Portland Dance Film Festival – in-person October 17th at 3pm Virtual OR only
Twin Cities Film Festival – October 21st – 30th MN only
Tall Grass Film Festival – In-person October 23rd at 10am – Producer panel 10/22 at 1:30pm (LDR in attendance) Virtual KS only – October 24th – 29th
Bushwick Film Festival – Virtual only – October 20th – 24th
Savannah SCAD Film Festival – In-person October 27th with LDR and DoP Matt Simpkins in attendance. Virtual GA only October 23rd – 30th
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival – In-person November 15th at 1pm and 17th at 7.30pm. Virtual November 4th – 21st
International Black Film Festival Nashville – December 2nd – 5th – Screening TBA
Canadian Film Festival News!
Thank you Montreal Black International Film Festival – We can’t wait to be back in Canada! Available Sept 22nd – Oct 3rd. #mbiff2021
Uprooted screening at The National Gallery of Art, DC
We are thrilled to have been invited to screen online at The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC from September 8th-14th.
Film Festivals for the Fall 2021
We have some amazing film festivals coming up this fall. Some are both in-person and virtual and some are just virtually.
Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival – IN PERSON screening on Saturday September 11th at 3.30pm and Sunday 12th at 5pm at the Atlas Shaker Theatre (Screen 3) – ALSO available virtually in OH Thursday Sept 16th.
Portland Dance Film Festival – October 17th – 3pm – IN-PERSON and virtually 15th – 24th October
Sans Souci Film Festival – October 14-23 – Virtually and CO only.
On Art Film Festival – 10 cities in Poland – September.
More announcements for DC, Indianapolis, Canada, Minneapolis and Florida!!
Watch this space.
Screening in Ghana!
We are honoured and excited to have been selected for the Black Star International Film Festival in Ghana. Screening September 21st – 25th.
So Excited to announce that we have been awarded the Best Documentary Award by the Pan African Film Festival. A massive honour and the entire team are incredibly grateful!
Walter Reade – Dance on Camera Screening
We had an incurable night screening IN-PERSON at The Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center on July 18th. We would like to thank the festival, everyone at Dance Films Association and to all the cast and crew who came out to support!
July/August Festival Screenings
Many Opportunities coming up to catch UPROOTED!
New Hope Film Festival,PA – in-person ONLY on Thursday July 29th at 8.45pm.
Bentonville Film Festival, AK – virtually and in-person on Friday August 6th at 10.30am
Black Star Film Festival, PA – Virtually (USA) and in-person on Sunday August 8th at 1.45pm
Bronze Lens Film Festival, GA – Virtually (GA only)
LIVE screening at the Lincoln Center
Due to our Best of Fest Audience Award last with, the amazing Dance on Camera Film Festival have invited us back for a special in-person screening in their 49th year – Sunday July 18th at 7pm – Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center. Thank you Dance Films Association and Film at the Lincoln Center, it is a huge honor.
LIVE and VIRTUAL at QueensWorld Film Festival NYC
We are thrilled to be a part of the QueensWorld Film Festival – Our in-person screening will take place on Wednesday 6/30 at 7.30pm (EST) at The Local, 13-02 44th Ave in LIC, NYC. Also available virtually for NYC ONLY on Saturday 7/3 at 6pm (EST). Enjoy! #queensworldfilmfestival
Uprooted’s Film Festival News – Next up on June 21st
We are excited to be screening virtually and LIVE in-person with the Columbia Film Festival with thanks to the Merriweather Theatre! Come join us on June 21st or head to their website to purchase tickets for the streaming option.
Micheaux Film Festival
UPROOTED screened live at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood as part of the Micheaux Film Festival, winning the Outstanding Feature Documentary award!! Our producer Lisa Donmall-Reeve was present to receive the award in person.
WORLD PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT!
We are so pleased to announce that Uprooted has been selected for this years Dance on Camera Film Festival. Audience’s in America will be able to watch the film online on Sunday 19th July at 19:00. Tickets go on sale July 1st.
Factual America Podcast
An interview with Zak Nemorin and Khadifa Wong
Eve Jackson interviews Khadifa for News 24’s Encore
“This film will make you fall in love with jazz dance all over again.” – Dance Magazine
Khadifa sat down with Crystal Nicholls from Dance Magazine to discuss the film ahead of its premiere.
“A Deep dive into the unsung history of Jazz Dance”
Khadifa and Zak talk to Sound of Life
“No film in the festival is more urgent” – The New York Times
An insightful review by Brian Seibert from the New York Times. Uprooted was reviewed as part of its involvement in the 48th Dance on Camera festival at Lincoln Centre.
“A thoughtful and impassioned look at the often ignored roots of a quintessential American art form.” – The Hollywood Reporter”
Sheri Linden reviews the film for the Hollywood Reporter.