Revolution Awards

Imagenation founders Gregory Gates & Moikgantsi Kgama with Ruby Dee

ImageNation, the group working to bring Harlem the first green, art house cinema for Black and Latino films, recently held its 2010 Revolution Awards at The Film Society of Lincoln Center. The event honored actress Ruby Dee, Precious executive director Lisa Cortés, BET’s Debra L. Lee and others. It was hosted by actor Jamie Hector (The Wire and Night Catches Us) and included a performance by Jermaine Paul (known for his musical collaborations with Alicia Keys). Director Stanley Nelson showed an advance screening of his film Freedom Riders, which will air on PBS in 2011. The film is the powerful account of more than 400 black and white civil rights workers who transformed America over six months in 1961.