Internationally renowned for having influenced American and pop culture more than any other entertainment venue, the Apollo Theater created opportunities for new talent to be seen. It has also served as a launchpad for myriad artists including Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and more. From Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams, “The Apollo” chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of the New York City landmark. It premiered in November on HBO.
Following the screening, switch over to zoom for the post-screening Q&A. Anjanette Levert, a lecturer for the documentary film program at Spelman College, will moderate a live post screening Q&A with Lisa Cortes, an Academy Award- nominated producer of the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary “The Apollo.” She will be joined by Kamilah Forbes, an esteemed award-winning director and producer for theater and television who currently serves as the executive producer at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.
The film screening, which is free and open to the public, is co-hosted by Third World Newsreel, the Documentary Forum at City College of New York, the AUC Camera Collective. and the Atlanta Documentary Society are serving as partners.