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Next Generation Awareness Foundation, Inc. (501©(3)) (NGAF), producers of the Black History Month Film & Discussion Series and the Urban Film Series Tour, announced today that Landmark Theatre's E Street Cinema will host two highly anticipated world premieres on July 27, 2006 in Washington, DC as a part of NGAF's First Annual Black Docs Film Series. Filmmakers and producers Mel Devonne and Jam Donaldson will be on hand for the world premiere of Steppin: A Way of Life (Devonne) and Hot Ghetto Mess (Donaldson). Screenings will begin at 7:30pm (sharp) and ticket prices are $9.75 ($9 if purchased in advance at InsiderEntertainment.com or UrbanFilmSeries.com).

 

Attendees will witness Chicago's popular ballroom dance style up close and see what it has meant to many communities for decades. Attendees will also witness DC's own, Lazy Lamont, former co-host of the Russ Parr Morning Show, as he narrates the work of one of America's most popular websites which challenges the African American community with how it is looking and acting, including some of the most hilarious and suddenly shameful presentations.

 

About Black Docs: The four-month fundraising event will benefit NGAF's upcoming community programming and help send its 2007 Urban Film Series Tour to underserved communities in the United States. Sticking true to the motto of Connecting Communities with History and Progressive Cinema, Black Docs is the only program of its kind in that it focuses exclusively on documentaries related to urban lifestyles and issues.

 

Press/Media Privileges and Credentials: Members of the press should contact us at press@urbanfilmseries.com or (202) 409-7240. Please include your media credentials (media source, circulation/viewership, title/affiliation, and complete contact information). Please also state your request(s) as exact as possible (interview, article, pictures, attendance). If attendance, please include the names and number of persons in your party.

 

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Who: Next Generation Awareness Foundation, Inc.

 

What: World Premiere of Steppin: A Way of Life and Hot Ghetto Mess

 

Where: Landmark Theatre's E Street Cinema

 

When: June 29th, from 7:30pm - 9:30pm

 

Tickets: $7.00.

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Official Black Docs Schedule

 

May 25 – Basketball ~ The Official Public Premiere

 

Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed The World (2005)

Website: www.HarlemGlobeTrotters.com

 

June 29 – Down Low ~ The Official Premiere Screening

 

Project W.O.W.: A Look Into the Lives of Men on The DL (2005)

Website: www.LisaDurden.com

 

July 27 – Ways of Life ~ Two World Premieres

 

Steppin: A Way of Life

 

About the Documentary: As popularly recognized from R. Kelly's Step to the Name of Love, a Chicago ballroom dance that is more than a style, but a way of life for many.

 

Hot Ghetto Mess

About the Documentary: A documentary narrated by DC's own Lazy Lamont, former co-host of the Russ Parr Morning Show. Featuring the work of one of America's most popular websites which challenges the African American community with how it is looking and acting, including some of the most hilarious and suddenly shameful presentations. You have seen America's Funniest Home Videos, now see Hot Ghetto Mess and you will never, ever forget this program. Website: www.HotGhettoMess.com

 

Featuring a Brief Q&A with filmmakers Mel Devonne (Steppin: A Way of Life) and Jam Donaldson (Hot Ghetto Mess).

 

August 24 – Perseverance ~ Mid-Atlantic Premiere

 

The Pact: Three Young Men Make A Promise And Fulfill A Dream (2006)

 

Featuring a Q&A with The Doctors and The Spark Media and Duke Media (Bill Duke) Team, including filmmaker Andrea Kalin.

 

About the Documentary: From the NY Times Bestseller, comes a gritty, provocative true-life story of three friends from the 'hood, Rameck Hunt, Sampson Davis, and George Jenkins, who made a pact in high school to find a way to go to college and then medical school. They not only accomplished this, but they're now spreading the word to inspire other inner-city kids to stay off of drugs, out of gangs and to take the educational route to a better life. THE PACT captures the pathos of the men's individual journeys, the integrity of their voices and the power of their rare friendship. Their stories affirm the values that ultimately sustained and drove them: courage, tenacity, and faith. And they give tribute to the life of the mind and its power to turn dreams into reality. Website: www.thepactthemovie.com

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