Apollo Theater. Photo © JF

Film screening to be followed by a conversation with Director Daniel D’Or, Spike Moss, Walter “Q-Bear” Banks Jr

On Thursday, November 17 at 7:00pm ET, the Apollo and ImageNation presents a film screening of the documentary Mr. Nelson On The North Side about the music icon and Apollo Legend Prince Rogers Nelson.

The film, directed by Daniel D’or, explore the influences and role models in Prince’s early years and delves into the musical styles and intense focus it took for him to become one of the most incomparable artists of our time.

Featuring music icons including Chuck D, Orianthi, and Chaka Khan
Mr. Nelson On The Northside recounts never-before-told stories of Prince the performer and Prince the man, and how his unique creativity, in turn, inspired them to do their best work.

This will be preceded by a cocktail reception featuring music by DJ M Forde, and followed by a discussion between Daniel D’or, My Way Founder Spike Moss, KMOJ DJ Walter “Q-Bear” Banks Jr and moderated by actor, writer, and friend of Prince, Nasser Metcalfe.

Apollo’s Soundstage (253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027)

Thursday, November 17, 2022, at 7:00pm ET; Doors and cocktail reception at 6:00.p.m.

$26.50 (Each ticket includes a complimentary drink and popcorn). To purchase tickets to the screening and all other events, visit www.apollotheater.org/event/imagenations-cocktails-and-sol-cinema-11-17-2022


The Apollo is wheelchair accessible throughout the building and offers assisted listening devices. For more information on accessibility or to request special assistance, please visit apollotheater.org/accessibility or contact the Apollo Box office at access@apollotheater.org or (212) 531- 5305


ImageNation Cinema Foundation is an innovative Harlem-based non-profit created to develop cinemas and audiences for independent films and music, that depict the global Black experience. ImageNation’s goal is to empower Black communities by presenting a variety of public programs that foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide. ImageNation has presented internationally in South Africa, Scotland and Canada; and domestically at Harvard University, MASS MOCA, Lincoln Center and in Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Baltimore, MD, Chicago, Ill, Indianapolis, IN, and Washington DC. Programs have featured appearances by luminaries such as Spike Lee, Lee Daniels, Ava DuVernay, Stanley Nelson, Ruby Dee, Erykah

Badu, Chuck D, Raoul Peck, India. Arie and many others. ImageNation is a founding partner in AFFRM, a national film distribution collective, founded by Ava DuVernay.


The legendary Apollo Theater—the soul of American culture—plays a vital role in cultivating emerging artists and launching legends. Since its founding, the Apollo has served as a center of innovation and a creative catalyst for Harlem, the city of New York, and the world.

With music at its core, the Apollo’s programming extends to dance, theater, spoken word, and more. This includes the world premiere of the theatrical adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me and the New York premiere of the opera We Shall Not Be Moved; special programs such as the blockbuster concert Bruno Mars Live at the Apollo100: The Apollo Celebrates Ella; and the annual Africa Now! Festival.

The non-profit Apollo Theater is a performing arts presenter, commissioner, and collaborator that also produces festivals, large-scale dance and musical works organized around a set of core initiatives that celebrate and extend the Apollo’s legacy through a contemporary lens, including the Women of the World (WOW) Festival as well as other multidisciplinary collaborations with partner organizations.

Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo has served as a testing ground for new artists working across a variety of art forms and has ushered in the emergence of many new musical genres—including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul, and hip-hop. Among the countless legendary performers who launched their careers at the Apollo are Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, H.E.R., D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Machine Gun Kelly, and Miri Ben Ari; and the Apollo’s forward-looking artistic vision continues to build on this legacy. For more information about the Apollo, visit www.ApolloTheater.org.

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