The folks at Socially Relevant Film Festival recently announced the lineup for its upcoming third edition. Founder Nora Armani, an award-winning actor, filmmaker, and curator, hosted a wonderful Press Day event at Bocca East in the Upper East Side. The charming trattoria was abuzz with the anticipatory chatter of journalists from various publications who could not wait to hear what the burgeoning film festival had in store.
After revealing the lineup, Armani—in true Italian fashion—urged everyone to partake in the delicious wine and food. Armani, sporting a warm smile, also took time to greet all the attendees and answer any and all questions. She also took time to greet our cameras.
The third edition of SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York will take place March 14-20, 2016 at the Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea and nearby venues.
The opening party Meet the Filmmakers takes place on March 14th at the oldest Irish tavern in New York, McSorley’s Old Ale House, that has served as a set to many important movies such as The Hard Way, Rounders and Once Upon A Time in America to mention a few.
Screenings take place from March 15th through the 19th at the Bow Tie Cinemas in Chelsea showcasing films that deal with the current topics of immigration, female empowerment, human exploitation, gender politics, disability and more. Select films feature distinguished personalities including Erin Brockovich, Deepak Chopra, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Marc Duret, and others.
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.