Street Movies! @ The Uptown

Thursday, August 18, 7:45PM
Location: Baba Yahya’s Garden
2229 N. Broad Street
Rain Location: 2227 N. Broad Street

FREE & Open to the Public


Hosts: Uptown Entertainment & Development Corporation 
African American United Fund

Opening Performance by poet and recording artist Ursula Rucker
Event emcee: Stephanie Renée

About the Films

To Catch A Dream
a fashion film by The Nest Collective
Ajuma - a grieving widow - is desperate to stop her recurring nightmares. In an effort to end them once and for all, she explores a forgotten fairy tale remedy that leads her to unexpected discoveries. To Catch A Dream is The NEST Collective's second fashion film project in collaboration with Chico Leco. Starring Ajuma Nasenyana. (Kenya, 2015, Narrative, 13:14 min)


Monsoons Over the Moon, Parts I & II
dir. Abstract Omega
Set in post-apocalyptic Nairobi, Monsoons Over the Moon is a mythical drama about a street gang known as The Monsoons who have escaped an oppressive dictatorship. The gang seeks to free the minds of young people in order to liberate them from the system within which the masses have been placed. Starring Anita Kavuu-Ng’ang’a, Blessing Lungaho, Renson Michael, Samuel Charles Mwangi, Brian ‘Geezo’ Mulaa and Lucy Ndinda. (Kenya, 2015, Narrative, 14:56 min)

Oya: Rise of the Orisha
dir. Nosa Igbinedion
Oya: Rise of the Orisha re-imagines the Orisha as a band of crusaders fighting against evil forces. Starring Ethosheia Hylton as Oya, Prince Shoyelu, Jayde Stedford, Quincy Okpokpor, Luiana Bonfim and Orwi Imanuel Ameh. (UK, 2014, Narrative, 12:23 min)

written and performed by TJ Dema - dir. Masahiro Sugano - a Studio Revolt Production
Step into the spoken world of TJ Dema, a Bostwanian poet wielding imagery that slices through walls and pierces the most hardened of hearts.(Cambodia, 2015, Spoken Word 2:42 min) 



Street Movies! is made possible with support from PECO and National Recreation Foundation and with additional support from the City of Philadelphia's Performances in Public Spaces program managed by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.