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ImageNation’s Cocktails & Cinema: Clemency

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cocktails & Cinema

Thursday, November 21 / 6PM


ImageNation's Cocktails & Cinema:

6pm Reception & DJ Set with DJ Reborn
7pm Film Screening

Apollo Theater Soundstage

The Apollo Theater has partnered with ImageNation, an innovative Harlem-based company created to develop audiences for independent film and music that depict the global Black experience. Cocktails & Cinema is a quarterly social featuring premiere and advance screenings of Black world cinema. Each event is preceded by a reception with light hors d’oeuvres, wine/beer, featuring  a live set with DJ Reborn and following the screening a film talk back.

The Apollo proudly launches this new series with an advance screening of Clemency. Starring Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, and Wendell Pierce, Clemency is the winner of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival's grand jury prize. Director Chinonye Chukwu, is the first Black woman to ever win the festival's top prize.

Already deemed an Oscar worthy performance, Woodard depicts prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

This event is sold out.

Upcoming Cocktails & Cinema events: February 20 & May 21. Sign up for the Apollo A-List to be alerted when tickets are on sale.

*Each ticket includes appetizers and one beverage (wine or beer). Cash bar available.

Featuring a screening of the short film:
Director, Toni Thai Sterrett, 5min.
A woman is forced to choose between loyalty and love.

Post-Screening Conversation Featuring:

  • Moikgantsi Kgama, Moderator, Founder of ImageNation
  • Eric Branco – Director of Photography, CLEMENCY
  • Cynthia Lopez - Executive Director, New York Women In Film & Television
  • Kristina Roth - Sr. Program Officer, Amnesty International
  • Toni Thai Sterrett – Filmmaker, HONOR

Official Trailer:


November 21, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Apollo Mainstage
New York, NY 10027 United States
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