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Don't Be Nice is going to the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival! Come join us in January...
12/16/2018
Don't Be Nice

Don't Be Nice is going to the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival! Come join us in January...

Big News! Don't Be Nice is an Official Selection at the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, Jan. 3rd to 13th, 2019. Read all about this year’s stellar lineup in IndieWire...

"This film is an influential story about change and growth that inspires a creative spark."–Emily Mody on Don't Be Nice ...
12/06/2018
Reviews | Emily Mody - Don't Be Nice (CUFF.Docs 2018) | Calgary Movies

"This film is an influential story about change and growth that inspires a creative spark."

–Emily Mody on Don't Be Nice for CalgaryMovies.com. Read her full review from CUFF.Docs 2018: Calgary's Documentary Film Festival below.

Don’t Be Nice is an American documentary directed by Max Powers. This film follows a team of Slam Poets over the summer of 2016 as they work together to compete for the National Championship. As they tackle controversial subject matter and their own personal demons, they each gain a better underst...

Last day for $9 earlybird tickets to the Don't Be Nice Brooklyn Premiere at the Bushwick Film Festival!Event: DON'T BE N...
09/25/2018
DON'T BE NICE | #Bushwick2018

Last day for $9 earlybird tickets to the Don't Be Nice Brooklyn Premiere at the Bushwick Film Festival!

Event: DON'T BE NICE | #Bushwick2018
Details: 8:05pm Sat. Oct. 13th at Chemistry Creative
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2xPG5uN

Don't Be Nice, dir. Max Powers / 96 min / Documentary / United States A team of young New York City Slam Poets finds its voice as it competes for the National Championship during the summer of 2016. Mentored by a demanding coach who encourages them to push past their personal boundaries and write fr...

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for Don't Be Nice's NY Premiere at Urbanworld Film Festival. Get them now before they sell out...
09/03/2018
Don't Be Nice

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for Don't Be Nice's NY Premiere at Urbanworld Film Festival. Get them now before they sell out!

Happy Labor Day! While you're enjoying your day off, click over to Urbanworld Film Festival and get your TICKETS to our NY Premiere!

When: 8:45pm Thursday, Sept. 20th, 2018
Where: AMC Empire 25 – Theatre 12
Listing: www.urbanworld.org/2018/dont-be-nice

The word is out in today's Variety!Don't Be Nice by Max Powers will have its NY Premiere at the 22nd Annual Urbanworld F...
08/28/2018
‘Night School,’ ‘Rel’ Slated for Urbanworld Film Festival

The word is out in today's Variety!

Don't Be Nice by Max Powers will have its NY Premiere at the 22nd Annual Urbanworld Film Festival at the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square.

#Urbanworld runs September 19-23rd, and our screening date & time will be available in September. #dontbenice

Universal Pictures’ “Night School,” starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish, will open the 22nd annual Urbanworld Film Festival. “Night School” is one of more than 60 films and TV shows being scree…

Max Powers' Don't Be Nice is one of five films selected by Raben_Impact for the AFI Docs 2018 Impact Lab! In addition to...
06/07/2018
Announcing AFI DOCS 2018 Impact Lab Film Projects

Max Powers' Don't Be Nice is one of five films selected by Raben_Impact for the AFI Docs 2018 Impact Lab! In addition to exclusive training with some of the most sought-after tacticians in the social impact and political space, we will be connected with policymakers and Congressional aides working on legislation relevant to our film.

Honored to be one of five films participating, along with Marilyn Ness & Katy Chevigny's "Charm City," Daniel Klein & Hunter Johnson's "Brother," Juliane Dressner's "Personal Statement," and Anna Moot-Levin's "The Providers."

Thanks to Heidi Nell and Charlie Crocker at Raben_Impact and Michael Lumpkin at AFI Docs.

Five films have been selected for the fourth annual AFI DOCS Impact Lab in partnership with RABEN_IMPACT. The selections for this distinguished fellowship and t

Randall Dottin's FEVAH has been nominated for Berkshire International Film Festival's "Next Great Filmmaker Award"! Help...
05/25/2018
The Next Great Filmmaker Award - Berkshire International Film Festival

Randall Dottin's FEVAH has been nominated for Berkshire International Film Festival's "Next Great Filmmaker Award"! Help Randall win by VOTING NOW!

Click to image to view the five finalists and choose your favorite, or go right here and vote: www.berkshirebank.com/about-us/in_the_community/filmmaker-award/vote-here

Berkshire Bank has created The Next Great Filmmaker Award. This annual award is designed to encourage and support short filmmakers.

"Following a team of New York slam poets as they prepare to compete in the National Poetry Slam during the charged summe...
05/21/2018
The AFI DOCS Interview: DON’T BE NICE Director Max Powers

"Following a team of New York slam poets as they prepare to compete in the National Poetry Slam during the charged summer of 2016, Don't Be Nice demonstrates how collaboration and communication between artists can allow them to better understand who they are and what they want to say."

American Film Institute spoke with director Max Powers about the film, which you plays #AFIDOCS on Friday, June 15, at 1:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Get tickets here: www.goelevent.com/AFIDocs/e/DontBeNice

Following a team of New York slam poets as they prepare to compete in the National Poetry Slam during the charged summer of 2016, DON’T BE NICE shows the valu

"The poetry is therapy and art: THIS FILM WILL TAKE YOU TO PLACES YOU NEVER EXPECTED."–Patrick Mullen, Point of View Mag...
05/08/2018
Review: ‘Don’t Be Nice’ – Point of View Magazine

"The poetry is therapy and art: THIS FILM WILL TAKE YOU TO PLACES YOU NEVER EXPECTED."

–Patrick Mullen, Point of View Magazine

Read the full review of Don't Be Nice here…

Don’t Be Nice profiles five poets slamming truth to power.

"[F]ULL OF PERCEPTIVE COMMENTARY on race, gender, identity and sexual politics in America today…THIS DOCUMENTARY IS A MU...
04/25/2018
East End Film Festival: Don't Be Nice - Loose Lips

"[F]ULL OF PERCEPTIVE COMMENTARY on race, gender, identity and sexual politics in America today…THIS DOCUMENTARY IS A MUST for all aspiring poets young or old."
– Bernie C. Byrnes, Loose Lips

The first Don't Be Nice review is out! Click the image for the full story…

Don’t Be Nice Directed by Max Powers Starring Lauren Whitehead, Ashley August, Sean DesVignes, Timothy DuWhite, Joel Francois, Noel Quiñones, Jon Sands and Caroline Sinclair Screening at EEFF April 20th, 2018 by Bernie C. Byrnes A team of young black Slam Poets finds its voice in telling hard tru...

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