Category archives: Documentaries

  • IN AN IDEAL WORLD

  • FREE* FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED* Saturday. 2nd Act. 6pm IN AN IDEAL WORLD (83m, U S A) dir. by Noel Schwerin Direct from the frontlines of America's locked down racial system, follow three men over seven years inside one California prison. Their stories expose--and honor--the human drama at its core, revealing the institutional nature of racial hierarchies, and the hope and hidde[...]
  • Circus Without Borders

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 1pm Circus Without Borders (70m, U S A)  dir. by Susan Gray CIRCUS WITHOUT BORDERS is an enlightening tale of two circus troupes from opposite ends of the globe who converge to realize a common dream. Using circus arts as a means of self-expression and cultural exchange, the two circuses -- Artcirq in the Canadian Arctic and Kalabante in West Afr[...]
  • Open Legs With A Closed Mind

  • Saturday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 3:30pm Open Legs With A Closed Mind by Dorothy Lucey The documentary focuses on the larger population of unwed mothers in the African-American culture. This film also explores interracial dating and why society chooses to be-little African-American women for exposure when all races are guilty of it. How is the Willie E Lynch letter written in 171[...]
  • Irons In The Fire

  • Irons In The Fire (23m, United Kingdom) dir. by Yoav Segal Narrated by the Golden Globe winning actor, Idris Elba. 'Irons In The Fire' tells the stories of five young people who have discovered a passion that is transforming their lives. these include Ben - a crack dealing car-thief who, whilst in prison, enrolled on a cooking apprenticeship that changed his world. And 17 year old Ashley:[...]
  • Mac Dre: Legend of the Bay

  • Mac Dre: Legend of the Bay (61m, U S A) dir. by Zachary Butler THIS EVENT IS FREE @ The BooM BooM RooM Sunday @ 6pm. Must be 21+ Bay Area rapper Mac Dre began his career at 18 and quickly became an influential force in early west coast hip-hop. In 1992 he was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank robbery when his lyrics were used against him in court. He left prison with a new [...]
  • TRESS Artists and Angels, Masters of Natural Hair

  • FRIDAY 6/12 AAACC  (Buriel Clay Theater) 3:15pm TRESS Artists and Angels, Masters of Natural Hair (71m, U S A) dir. by Michele Ervin TRES: ARTISTS AND ANGELS “Masters of Natural Hair” is a journey of discovering uniqueness. We follow men and women in the hair care industry who blend modern and ancient techniques of hair styling which restores and empowers to reclaim one’s own self-esteem[...]
  • Farming A Legacy

  • FRIDAY 6/12 AAACC  (Buriel Clay Theater) 5:15pm Farming A Legacy (25m, U S A) dir. by Rodney Sutton The number of black-owned farms peaked in 1920.  Experts predict that within the next twenty years, black-owned farms will cease to exist. This project is about black farmers in Calvert County, Maryland who have survived for generations against incredible odds, acquired and accumulate[...]
  • Out in the Night

  • Saturday. SECOND ACT. (HAIGHT STREET). 8pm Out in the Night Blair Dorosh-Walther   A lifetime demanding self-defense. One night they fought back. One hot night in August 2006, a group of young African American lesbian friends are harassed in a gay friendly neighborhood of New York City. They defend themselves and a fight ensues. Charged with gang assault and labeled a “Lesbian [...]
  • Pull Your Pants Up

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 12pm Written, produced and  directed by Tracy Jenkins Part One of the Food for Thought Series: PULL YOUR PANTS UP!! Educator and humanitarian Tracy Jenkins articulates his views on sagging pants, the style of dress defined by the Urban Dictionary as: Hip-hop and gangster cultural fashion: Wearing one's pants below the level of the waist, some[...]
  • That Daughter's Crazy

  • Directed by: Elzbieta Szoka 'That Daughter's Crazy,' directed by Elzbieta Szoka and produced by Paradox Smoke Productions (USA, 58 minutes), is a portrait of Rain Pryor, one of six surviving children of legendary comedian RIchard Pryor. Scenes from her one woman show about growing up half black and half Jewish in Beverly Hills in the 1970's, are mixed in with family interviews, including her gr[...]