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Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center of the Arts Offering Special Showing of Chapter & Verse

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  14. September 2016

Sag Harbor, NY - September 7, 2016 - Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center of the Arts is offering a special showing of Chapter & Verse to benefit Impact Repertory Theater and the Eastville Community Historical Society.

Chapter & Verse
Sunday, September 25th at 2PM
Q&A with Jamal Joseph to follow
Admission $25 
Student price 18 and under, $10
Reserved seat and cocktail reception at private home with Jamal Joseph and young star and Impact graduate Khadim Diop, $125
 

 
Oscar-nominated writer, activist, former Black Panther and 2015 Purpose Prize Winner Jamal Joseph directs this alternately tough and tender look at cycles of violence and second chances within the black community. Co-written with and starring Daniel Beaty. Emmy winner Loretta Devine and Omari Hardwick of POWER costars. Produced by the Harlem Film Company, the film is a powerful indictment of the effect of drugs and crime on society and a celebration of the redemptive nature of art, and showcases many of the film's actors’ skills which were forged at Impact Theater. It was also screened at the Human Rights Film Festival last June at Lincoln Center.
 
Starring: Daniel Beaty, Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine, Selenis Leyva
Written by: Jamal Joseph and Daniel Beaty
Director: Jamal Joseph
Produced by: Cheryl Hill, Jonathan Sanger
 
Synopsis
After serving eight years in prison, reformed gang leader S. Lance Ingram re-enters society and struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. Living under the tough supervision of a parole officer in a halfway house, he is unable to find a job that will let him use the technological skills he gained in prison, and is forced to deal with racism, gang violence, and the gentrification of the historic New York City neighborhood in which he was raised. Chapter & Verse pulls you into its vibrant world and reflects upon what it means to forge your own destiny in an outwardly harsh society.  97 Minutes
 

"A very  good, intelligent, and affecting piece of film realism that has tough politics and debunks some sentimental ideas about "the black community." One almost never sees anything like that … it's a very strong film … It is definitely going to be on my ten best list this year.”

Film Comment – Amy Taubin

“Chapter & Verse is so intimate a portrait of a black man many of us know only as a statistic that one wonders while watching the movie if the story is about an uncelebrated, local hero.”
 
Film Journal International – Maria Garcia
 
http://chapterandversethefilm.com
http://harlemfilmcompany.com
 
“Keep Positive Thought because a positive thought Cannot Be Denied.”  
 
Proceeds will go toward Impact Theater, with a donation to the Eastville Community Historical Society as well.
 
For ticketing go to www.baystreet.org or contact the box office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm or through showtime. 
 
The public is encouraged to attend and to bring children of high school age and older.

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