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                                                DECEMBER 2011 SCREENING - JUMPING THE BROOM

To celebrate the holiday season, TNB are screening JUMPING THE BROOM - a collision of worlds occurs when two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds get together one weekend in Martha‚Äôs Vineyard, for the wedding of Sabrina and Jason. But doubts about their impending marriage begin to seep in when they confront difficult future in-laws, pressure from friends, and revelations of dirty secrets.


SEPTEMBER 2011 INAUGURAL SCREENING - THE FIRST GRADER

Set in a mountain village in Kenya the film tells the remarkable true and uplifting story of a proud old Mau Mau veteran who is determined to seize his last chance to learn to read and write - and so ends up joining a class alongside six year-olds. Together he and his young teacher face fierce resistance, but ultimately they win through - and also find a new way of overcoming the burdens of the colonial past.