SCHOMBURG CENTER: AMERICAN NEGRO THEATER

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Lenox Avenue @ West 135th Street, Saturday, July 12, 2014

 

 

From Books to Screen – A Film Screening of Joe Young’s Diamond Ruff

A HBF Urban Arts & Literary Festival Event

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Books to Screen – A Film Screening of Joe Young’s Diamond Ruff

A HBF Urban Arts & Literary Festival Event

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Books to Screen – A Film Screening of Joe Young’s Diamond Ruff

(Repeat Showing)

A HBF Urban Arts & Literary Festival Event

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Orphan, con artist, crime boss and millionaire, Diamond Ruff has seen it all. In prison for a murder he did not commit, he meets the Reverend Trek Woods, who overwhelms him with kindness, character and faith in God. Falling in love with April, a young woman with a terminal illness, Ruff is again challenged to grow and change. Will he be redeemed? There are no easy answers. The full-length screening will be followed by a Talk Back session with the author and director.

 

 

Abiodun Oyewole Book Release Party!

A HBF Urban Arts & Literary Festival Event

3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

 

Abiodun Oyewole is a poet, teacher, and founding member of the Last Poets, who laid the groundwork for the emergence of Hip-Hop.  Join Abiodun and his invited special guests in celebrating his latest book, Branches of the Tree of Life: The Collected Poems of Abiodun Oyewole, 1969 – 2013.

Orphan, con artist, crime boss and millionaire, Diamond Ruff has seen it all. In prison for a murder he did not commit, he meets the Reverend Trek Woods, who overwhelms him with kindness, character and faith in God. Falling in love with April, a young woman with a terminal illness, Ruff is again challenged to grow and change. Will he be redeemed? There are no easy answers. The full-length screening will be followed by a Talk Back session with the author and director.

Orphan, con artist, crime boss and millionaire, Diamond Ruff has seen it all. In prison for a murder he did not commit, he meets the Reverend Trek Woods, who overwhelms him with kindness, character and faith in God. Falling in love with April, a young woman with a terminal illness, Ruff is again challenged to grow and change. Will he be redeemed? There are no easy answers. The full-length screening will be followed by a Talk Back session with the author and director.

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