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TONIGHT! Friday, December 2 I African Diaspora International Film Festival Established in 1993, the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is an international film festival which offers a unique, quality cinematic experience that places at its center the humanity of people of color all over the world. Through its rich and diverse programming, ADIFF offers an alternative world view to that typically offered by other international film festivals. Tonight they feature two films that should be of interest to all lovers of reggae music, Jamaican culture and Rastafarianism. At 5:25pm they’ll be screening The First Rasta about Leonard Percival Howell, the man who founded Pinncacle, the first Rasta community, after travelling the world as a sailor in the early part of the 20th century. Then at 9:40pm they’ll be screening The Story of Lovers Rock which tells the tale of Lovers Rock (often dubbed “romantic reggae”), a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s against a backdrop of riots, racial tension and sound systems. Live performance, comedy sketches, dance, interviews and archival footage shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it. Both films will also be screened on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 at the Quad Cinema. Read the rest of this entry »