“Home Box Office and Youth Speaks, the nation’s leading nonprofit presenter of Spoken Word performance, education, and youth development programs, announce the premiere screening of a new HBO series, Brave New Voices. The premiere screening takes place at Sundance Cinemas, 1881 Post Street, San Francisco on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 6:30pm.
Immediately following the screening are live performances from poets in the series and a Q&A with Brave New Voices Executive Producer Stan Lathan and James Kass, Co-executive Producer of Brave New Voices and Executive Director, Youth Speaks. The screening is followed by a separate fundraiser produced by and benefiting Youth Speaks.
Celebrity stars Robert Redford, Stan Lathan, Benjamin Bratt, Peter Bratt and Dave Eggers are among the few hundred guests who will come out to support Youth Speaks and this groundbreaking new Home Box Office series, Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices Narrated by Queen Latifah, which chronicles the lives of teen poets from seven cities around the nation as they prepare to compete in Youth Speaks’ annual Brave New Voices Festival.
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