INTERCEPTION: JANYNE KENNEDY – AMERICAN SPORTSCASTER

OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY  May 30, 2024 6:00pm

AMC MAGIC JOHNSON THEATER

  • INTERCEPTION: JANYNE KENNEDY – AMERICAN SPORTSCASTER
  • Director: Safiya Songhai
  • Harlem Premiere
  • NYC 2023, 15min
  • Category: Documentary

SYNOPSIS

When a bronze-skin bombshell rocks the world of Sunday Morning Football, millions tune in… but few know the tumultuous story of Jayne Kennedy, the first Black woman to boldly tackle the racial lines of American sportscasting.

Safiya Songhai

Safiya Songhai is an African-American film director, screenwriter, editor and producer. She trained with highly acclaimed ‘Sankofa’ director Haile Gerima, playwright Ntozake Shange author of ‘For Colored Girls’, and Legendary director and Oscar-winner, Spike Lee.

Her fiction films explore themes of unrequited love, conflicts of temptation and religious devotion, as well as spirituality and the supernatural. Her film ‘Ladylike’ is one of the first film credits of the late Chadwick Boseman ‘Black Panther’.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Boston, Songhai is also a college professor, television broadcast journalist, voice-over artist and former CNN commentator.

New York University – MFA in Film and Television Production
Howard University – BA in Film Production

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