Category archives: Documentaries

  • The Sara Spencer Washington Story

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 6PM-8PM [BUY TICKET] The Sara Spencer Washington Story (doc, 28min) by Royston Scott – In the 1930’s Sara Spencer Washington was a black woman millionaire who parlayed her line of hair and beauty products into international cosmetology schools which gave thousands of black women financial independence by owning their own sa[...]
  • Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 4PM-6PM [BUY TICKET] Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes (doc, 82min) by Sean Durant – A woman’s journey to discover and trace the steps of her ancestor, who traveled along the Underground Railroad to freedom, and authored the first fugitive slave narrative in U.S. history.
  • 95 Never Looked so Good

  • 95 Never Looked so Good (9m, U S A) dir. by Tymm Holloway This Documentary short, highlights Simeon Holloway accomplishments from early beginnings to the prominent historical record of his involvement in the elite first all Black US B-1 Navy Band. The first African Americans to serve in the modern Navy at any general rank with no recognition from the Navy. Simeon, utilizing his education, int[...]
  • A Path to Excellence

  • SATURDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 2PM-4PM [BUY TICKET] A Path to Excellence (doc, 24min) by Carl Borack– Olympians paying it forward teaching inner-city kids fencing to elevate their goals in life, in sport, in academia, in life.
  • Pass Interference – The Davone Bess Story

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 5:30PM-7PM | In Conjunction with S.F Juneteenth [GET FREE TICKET] Pass Interference – The Davone Bess Story (doc, 57min) by Branson Wright WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAVONE BESS! THIS IS A FREE EVENT! African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 5:30PM-7:00PM | In Conjunction with S.F Juneteenth Pas[...]
  • The Art of the Journey – The Ben F. Jones Story

  • Koret Auditorium @ De Young Museum (50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr) 6PM-8PM - [GET THIS TICKET] The Art of the Journey – The Ben F. Jones Story (doc, 32min) by William Michael Barbee – NJ-born, Professor, Activist, Artist Ben Jones has used his art to bring awareness to the plight of people throughout the world, with a strong concentration on the struggles of the people of Cuba. Born 1940 in P[...]
  • In The Hour Of Chaos

  • African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) 11AM-2PM [BUY TICKET] In The Hour Of Chaos (doc, 105min) by Bayer Mack – In the Hour of Chaos is a American documentary film directed by Bayer Mack. It details the life and various trials of the Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. (“Daddy King”), including his violent, poverty-stricken upbringing in rural Georgia, the assassina[...]
  • The Land Beneath Our Feet

  • FRIDAY - LUSH LIFE THEATER (1320 Fillmore Street) 12PM-2PM [BUY TICKET] The Land Beneath Our Feet (African, 60min) by Sarita Siegel, Gregg Mitman – When lost footage from the 1920s depicting a corporate land grab in the early days of globalization arrives back in Liberia, it sparks inquiry into how Liberians lost sovereignty over the very land that sustains them.
  • Love Separated in Life…Love Reunited in Honor

  • Love Separated in Life…Love Reunited in Honor (doc, 14min) by Jackie Wright –Crossing history, time, social mores and seas, The Wright siblings honor Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr. (who died as an honor guard for Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara early in the Vietnam War) and ‘the wife of his youth,’ Ouida Fay McClendon Wright with a ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, after exhuming him from a[...]
  • 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[...]