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NYC Monday Night w/ Randall Dottin

  • IFC Center 323 6th Avenue New York, NY, 10014 United States (map)
IFC Film Center, NYC

IFC Film Center, NYC

Come to the NYC MONDAY NIGHT (Sept. 23rd) Screening of the hit slam poetry doc Don't Be Nice, followed by a Q&A w/ members of the production team with Special Guest Host Randall Dottin!

Randall Dottin is a graduate of the Columbia University Film Division, Chair of the Screenwriting Department at the New York Film Academy, and has won numerous awards for his films including the Director's Guild of America East Coast Student Filmmaker Award, the National Board of Review Award for Achievement in Filmmaking, and the Gold Medal at the 2004 Student Academy Awards for his short film A-ALIKE. THE HOUSE I NEVER KNEW, Dottin’s latest project, is a six-part documentary series that focuses on the struggle with and against the negative effects of housing segregation policy, and was awarded the Documentary Fund and Stories of Change grants from the Sundance Institute. Randall recently wrote and directed FEVAH, a short film starring Russell Hornsby (THE HATE U GIVE, FECNES), LaRoyce Hawkins (CHICAGO P.D.) and Melissa Jackson (THE NEXT THREE DAYS).

Don't Be Nice is the story of the upstart Bowery Slam Poetry Team, made up of five young African-American, Afro-Hispanic and queer poets, preparing for the national championships. As their coach pushes them past their personal boundaries to write from a painfully honest place, the poets break down, break through, and ultimately write their masterpiece.

For PR inquiries, contact Sasha Berman of SHOTWELL MEDIA at SashaBerman@mac.com or at 310-450-5571. For Sales inquiries, contact Elizabeth Sheldon of Juno Films at elizabeth@junofilms.com.Tickets are extremely limited, so get yours today!

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