Kick off the Newark Black Film Festival with an early screening of Power of the Dream, an inspiring documentary directed by Dawn Porter, alongside the short film A Race in the Sun by K. Nicole Mills.

Power of the Dream

  • Directed by Dawn Porter (94 min). Not rated.
  • Experience the empowering and unlikely true story of how a group of professional women’s basketball players took on a WNBA team owner and rallied behind now-Senator Raphael Warnock, forever changing the landscape of their sport and the course of U.S. politics.
  • The documentary is produced by Dawn Porter, Sue Bird, Nneka Ogwumike, and Tracee Ellis Ross.

A Race in the Sun

  • Directed by K. Nicole Mills (20 min). Not rated.
  • Delve into the cycling culture through the eyes of Ayesha McGowan, the world’s first African American woman to become a professional cyclist.

Following the screenings, join us for an engaging Q&A session with Director Dawn Porter.

Don’t miss this exciting start to the 50th Newark Black Film Festival, taking place this summer from July 10-14, 2024!

Location: Billy Johnson Auditorium