Film Screenings: GONE TOO SOON: a documentary


Wed Sep 27 2023 at 05:30 pm to 10:00 pm


BlkBoxNwk | Newark, NJ

Join us for free screenings of GONE TOO SOON: at the Blk Box at the Gant Gilbert Artists Collective in Newark's South Ward.
About this Event

Gone Too Soon: The Life, Legacy and Loss of Newark’s Cultural Icons is a documentary that examines the lives and documents the artistic, cultural and educational contributions of several of Newark’s cultural icons who died before fully enjoying the fruits of their efforts. Among them are: Cephas Bowles former WBGO Jazz-88 President/CEO, Poet, Playwright, Activist Amiri Baraka, Poets Breya “Blkbrry Molassez” Knight and Halim Suliman; Actor/Director/Arts Administrator Rodney Gilbert, Historians Dr. Clement Alexander Price, Charles Cummings and Dr. Robert Curvin, Artists Russell A. Murray and Jerry Gant and Theater Producer Kabu Okai-Davies

The screenings at 5:30 & 7:30 PM (doors open at 5:00 PM) are the South Ward's kick off of the Newark Arts Festival and is co-sponsored by Blue Butterfly & Arts & Media, Clinton Hill Community Action and the Office of the South Ward councilman Patrick O. Council. .

Funding has been provided by Newark Arts (ArtStart Grant 2019) and the City of Newark Creative Catalyst Fund in Partnership with Newark Arts (2020 & 2021). Additional funds have been received from the M&T Weiner Foundation and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. We are grateful for the generous contributions from family members, colleagues and friends through our 2019 Facebook campaign and our 2020 GoFundMe campaign. Celeste Bateman & Assocs., LLC is grateful for additional support from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Finally, we would like to recognize and thank our former fiscal agents: Woman In Media-Newark, Inc. (2019) and Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (2021).

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BlkBoxNwk, 505 Clinton Avenue, Newark, United States

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