Come to the NYC WEDNESDAY NIGHT (Sept. 25th) 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 Michel Negroponte!
Michel Negroponte is an award winning filmmaker who has been making feature length documentaries for more than 30 years. His films include SPACE COAST , SILVER VALLEY , JUPITER'S WIFE , W.I.S.O.R. , METHADONIA , I'M DANGEROUS WITH LOVE , AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MICHELLE MAREN , and MY AUTONOMOUS NEIGHBOR . He has also worked as a producer on many films, among them Edet Belzberg’s Academy Award-nominated CHILDREN UNDERGROUND. JUPITER'S WIFE won Best Feature Documentary at the Vancouver and the Santa Barbara International Film Festivals, a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival as well as an Emmy. His work has also aired on many networks including PBS, HBO, the Sundance Channel, ARTE and NHK in Japan. Negroponte has also taught in the graduate and undergraduate film programs at New York University's NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Temple University, the School of Visual Arts, and the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Tickets are extremely limited, so get yours today!