In celebration of Black History Month, Time Warner Cable and HBO will co-host the New York premiere of “THE BLACK LIST: VOL. 2” on February 24 at the legendary Apollo Theater during its 75th anniversary season.
Time Warner Cable NYC customers were invited to receive complimentary tickets to attend the screening. Immediately following the screening, customers will have an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with filmmakers Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell. Some of the guests featured in the film are scheduled to attend the New York premiere as well.
“Black History Month is a time to reflect and recognize current influential black leaders as well as historical figures. It’s especially meaningful to co-host an event with HBO in New York City at the legendary Apollo Theater, which is in the heart of Harlem,” stated Harriet Novet, Regional Vice President, Public Affairs, Time Warner Cable’s NYC Region. “And I’m glad that over 800 customers were able to join us for this cultural celebration,” she added. Time Warner Cable customers were given the opportunity to request complimentary tickets through the company’s website.
Time Warner Cable and HBO will present The Apollo Theater Foundation with proceeds from an online auction that features an autographed tennis racquet signed by Serena Williams, a boxing glove autographed by Roy Jones Jr., and tickets to attend the BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup tennis event at Madison Square Garden on March 2.
THE BLACK LIST: VOL.2, which debuts February 26 exclusively on HBO, profiles some of today's most fascinating African Americans. The list of people featured in THE BLACK LIST: VOL. 2 includes activist and artist Majora Carter; activist and academic Angela Davis; producer Suzanne de Passe; actor Laurence Fishburne; Anglican Bishop Barbara Harris; Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick; pastor T.D. Jakes; physician and academic Valerie Montgomery-Rice, M.D.; filmmaker Tyler Perry; singer Charley Pride; fashion designer Patrick Robinson; actress Maya Rudolph; musician RZA; filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles; and artist Kara Walker.
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ABOUT “THE BLACK LIST: VOL. 2”
Following 2008’s “The Black List: Vol. 1,” this all-new special presents more dramatic portraits of some of today’s most fascinating and influential African-Americans, who share their stories and insights into the struggles, triumphs and joys of black life in the U.S. The film is a collaboration between celebrated portrait photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, who directs, and award-winning journalist Elvis Mitchell, who interviews such notables as filmmaker Tyler Perry; actor Laurence Fishburne; Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick; pastor T.D. Jakes; singer Charley Pride; fashion designer Patrick Robinson; actress Maya Rudolph; musician RZA; activist and artist Majora Carter; activist and academic Angela Davis; producer Suzanne de Passe; Anglican Bishop Barbara Harris; physician and academic Valerie Montgomery-Rice, M.D.; filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles; and artist Kara Walker. "The Black List: Vol. 1" is a recent winner of the 2008 NAACP Documentary Award. “The Black List: Vol 1” is available exclusively at Target stores nationwide and at Target.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the United Negro College Fund and Big Brothers Big Sisters.