Tags archives: official selection

  • Nola Circus

  • FRI | AAACC | 6PM-9:30PM NOLA CIRCUS chronicles the lives of the inhabitants of a black neighborhood in Algiers Point (New-Orleans), the lives that intercross around two barber shops facing each other on the main street. On one side there is Will, a black hairdresser who preaches against racial prejudices while having a secret affair with Nola, a young white woman who is dreaming of B[...]
  • Codigo Color, Memorias

  • SAT | AAACC | 4PM-6PM CODIGO COLOR, MEMORIAS by William Sabourin O'Reilly. (COLOR CODE, MEMORIES) is a documentary that explores the complex theme of racial prejudice through the memories of the picturesque city of Santiago de Cuba. The film approaches the theme from a new perspective and through an exquisite visual language. Using color as a narrative strategy, and combining it with e[...]
  • Nana Dijo; Irresolute Radiography of Black Consciousness

  • SUN | AAACC | 2PM-4PM Nana Dijo is an urgent historical registry in the form of a documentary, filmed in Mexico, Honduras, Uruguay, Argentina and the United States, which opens a crucial platform of analysis about race relations by transgressing beyond the parameters of "safe discourses" imposed by culturalist agendas. The narrative sewed into Nana Dijo grows out from the body of the [...]
  • Verona

  • FRI | YOSHI’S | 2PM-4PM Verona (80m, U S A) dir. by Romeo Brooks Movie • 1 hr 20 min • Drama, Romance, History Synopsis Verona, a beautiful young woman in antebellum Georgia, is born into to a prominent family. Yet, being of mixed-race, she is made a slave by her own father, and is forbidden to love anyone, slave or free. Becoming infatuated by a young slave, Verona is, soon after, for[...]
  • BEN AND ARA

  • SUN | YOSHI’S |  4PM-6PM Ben, a passionately agnostic PhD student, falls behind in his dissertation and is surprised to find a muse in Ara, a devout Muslim. Ben and Ara soon fall in love but grapple with differences in their core beliefs and lifestyle choices. They discover that when two cultures touch each other, the consequences can be magical and tragic. Dire[...]
  • HALFWAY

  • SAT | YOSHI’S | 4PM-6PM Halfway A recently released convict finds himself trapped between his urban criminal past and his new life on probation as the only black man in a conservative white Wisconsin farming town.   Director Statement Although I was born and raised in London, UK, my mother is from Wisconsin, USA so as a child I would spend summers in the States seeing family. With fond[...]
  • The Blackboard

  • SAT | ORIGINS | JUNE 18TH | 6PM-10PM THE BLACKBOARD The BlackBoard - Teaser Trailer from Marquis Bradshaw on Vimeo. SUBMITTED BY Marquis Bradshaw About The Black Board Film: The “Blackboard” documentary film was produced and directed by attorney/indie filmmaker Marquis Bradshaw. The film aims to challenge what it means to be black in America by examining the “issue of accep[...]
  • Lambadina

  • THURS | JUNE 16TH | COPPOLA THEATER | 6PM-9PM Located in: San Francisco State University Address: San Francisco State University, Fine Arts, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132 Lambadina (103m, ) dir. by Messay Getahun FILM CATEGORY Narrative Fiction FILMING LOCATION U S A, Ethiopia MAIN DIALOGUE LANGUAGE English A journey that opens in the city of Addis A[...]
  • Tear the Roof Off-The Untold Story of Parliament Funkadelic

  • THIS IS A FREE EVENT! SUN | BOOM BOOM ROOM | 7PM-8PM Tear the Roof Off-The Untold Story of Parliament Funkadelic (59m, U S A) dir. by Bobby J. Brown Award winning documentarian Bobby J. Brown uncovered numerous secrets of Hall of Fame band Parliament Funkadelic. Members open up about the unorthodox methods they were paid, heavily exploited, and the creativity behind this unique g[...]
  • Jerico

  • FRI | YOSHI’S | 4PM-6PM Best friends, Jerico Walker and Jarvis Cook , set out on the morning of the signing of the civil rights act of 1964 with aspiration to capture the newly available Paper Press Manager promotion. But when their car breaks down all hell breaks loose. With the dangers and bias’s of the Jim Crow south in rural Mississippi, along with a menacing lynch mob in hot pu[...]
  • SCRATCH - A HIP-OPERA

  • SUN | BOOM BOOM ROOM | 8PM-9:30PM Scratch - A Hip-Opera Movie • 1 hr 33 min • Drama, Musical Completed July 2015 Angelot is a young Haitian man who arrived in Quebec in the nineties at the age of ten. Twenty years later, Angelot, who now calls himself Leslie, has become the leader of a hip-hop group. Leslie falls into a life of petty crime by taking over his brother’s business after his i[...]
  • Trafficked

  • SUN | AAACC | 4PM-6PM  While vacationing on a picture-postcard perfect Caribbean beach, a trio of friends is drawn into a dangerous con when they become involved with a charismatic stranger. Director Biography Sean Hodgkinson is a writer, director and producer. After finishing his first degree in Environmental Policy and Geography at Brock University in C[...]