August 2001
Week of August 24th thru August 31st

Martell @ Midnight...Very Smooth

Martell Cognac and have joined forces again - this time for the midnight Martell logo screening series at the world-renowned Lincoln Center in Gotham. On Friday, August 24, join us for cognac, food, film & music. We will be featuring the excellent urban-tale, Bluehill Avenue directed by Craig Ross, Jr. Having won the Best Film Award at the Acapulco Black Film Festival, Bluehill Avenue is making heads turn and Craig Ross Jr. managed to pick up the Best Director award at this year's Urbanworld Film Festival.

If you want to join us, please click here to purchase tickets. We will not sell tickets at the door. Thanks.

Till next week,

The crew

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