BronzeLens Film Festival 2011 Best International Film

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BronzeLens Film Festival 2011 Best International Film and Sundance Film Festival 2011 Audience Award Winner Hits Theaters




Bronzelens Film Festival to host AFFRM Release of Alrick Brown’s acclaimed Feature Debut on

December 2, 2011 at AMC Phipps Plaza Theaters in Atlanta
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For Immediate Release:

(Atlanta)--- The BronzeLens Film Festival will serve as the official host organization for the opening weekend of KINYARWANDA, BronzeLens Film Festival 2011 Best International Film directed by Alrick Brown on December 2-4, 2011 at the AMC Phipps Plaza Theaters in Atlanta, Georgia. KINYARWANDA will open in theaters on Friday, December 2, 2011 in eight cities nationwide and is the second film distributed by AFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement. The film will be released in AFFRM’s founding markets: Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Seattle.  In addition, three new opening week cities have been added: Chicago, Washington DC and San Francisco.

KINYARWANDA is the first film conceived within Rwanda and produced by Rwandans regarding the 1994 genocide that saw one million lives lost in 100 days. Writer/director Alrick Brown’s compelling feature directorial debut also garnered the Sundance Film Festival 2011 Audience Award in the World Cinema Drama category this year, and captured the Grand Prize at the lauded Skip City Film Festival in Japan.
In KINYARWANDA, the storyline interweaves six true tales into one epic narrative, confronting the realities of forgiveness in the face of vengeance. In the movie a young Tutsi woman and a young Hutu man fall in love amidst chaos, a soldier struggles with being absent from her family to foster a greater good, and a priest grapples with his faith in the face of unspeakable horror.  The Hollywood Reporter stated, “Brown presents these personal and heartbreaking stories with steadfast compassion.”
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AMC Phipps Plaza Theaters show times for KINYARWANDA are currently:10:45am,1:30pm,4:10pm7:00pm, and 9:45pm.


AFFRM is a collaborative theatrical distribution entity powered by the nation’s finest black film organizations.  The founding organizations are BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta, Urbanworld Film Festival with Imagenation in New York, ReelBlack Film Series in Philadelphia and Langston Hughes African-American Film Festival in Seattle.  For its second release, AFFRM is pleased to welcome the DuSable Museum of African-American History in Chicago and the Black Cinema at Large Film Series in San Francisco. 

About the BronzeLens Film Festival

Founded in 2009, The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. Its mission is twofold: to promote Atlanta as the new film Mecca for people of color; and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers. Visit for more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival and for registration information.

Sponsors of the BronzeLens Film Festival are AirTran, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Coca-Cola Company, Inc., HBO Documentary Films, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Panavision, Turner Broadcasting, AT&T, AmericasMart Atlanta, Georgia Pacific, MHR International, Regal Entertainment Group, Lincoln, Georgia Film and Digital Entertainment, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Georgia Production Partnership, Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council, Liquid Soul Media, Movie Magic, France Atlanta 2011, Emory University, Department of Film, Atlanta DAYBOOK, Cousins, The Links Incorporated, Atlanta Daily World,, 11Alive/WXIA TV, JAZZ 91.9 and JEZEBEL Magazine.

All media must email or for inquiries. For more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival visit


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