In the midst of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the ImageNation Cinema Foundation has announced the return of its Revolution Awards. The program, entitled Cocktails Cinema and Revolution, the awards “celebrate progressive and innovative trailblazers of color for their impact on media, arts, and social change,” according to Madame Noire.
Among the honorees are famed creators and outspoken activists, Ava Duvernay, Hill Harper, and Melissa Harris-Perry.
“History is being made everyday. This event celebrates Black History Month by recognizing our most inspiring change agents, while highlighting ImageNation’s newest monthly film program Cocktails & Cinema,” said Moikgantsi Kgama, founder of ImageNation. “I am looking forward to the Revolution Awards returning with an epic evening of honoring those who make a difference.”
Attendees will be able to see a screening of the upcoming Lionsgate/CodeBlack film, 1982. The film chronicles the struggle of a Philadelphia to protect his daughter from the reality of her mother’s drug addiction. Along with Harper, the film also stars, Sharon Leal, Wayne Brady, Troi Zee, La La Anthony and Ruby Dee.
Check out the trailer:
Cocktails, Cinema and Revolution will take place Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at the SVA Theatre in New York City.