Tags archives: San Francisco Black Film Festival

  • 1440 and Counting

  • Saturday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 2pm 1440 and Counting  by Tony Gapastione A burned-out, retiring teacher is confronted by a desperate man from her past. She’s packing up her classroom and her life, but when she discovers one of her beloved students is in great danger, her life turns upside down within minutes. Project Website Project Facebook Director: Tony G[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Hagereseb

  • FULL MOVIE Saturday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 12pm Hagereseb (38m, U S A) dir. by Zia Mohajerjasbi It's 1997 in Seattle's Yesler Terrace, and 10-year-old Abai is on a quest to find fresh batteries for his Casio keyboard for one last music lesson with his older brother Sam before seeing him sent back to their native Eritrea, indefinitely. Hagereseb | Facebook  
  • My Name Is David

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 5:15pm My Name Is David (82m, U S A) dir. by Christopher Gallego David Howard (Keith Powell), an obsessive-compulsive workaholic with a severe addiction to prescription drugs, struggles to find order in a world full of chaos. Desperately in search of a life better than the one he leads, David often relies on his neighbor, Venus (Judy Reyes), a hot-[...]
  • Driving While Black

  • SAT | 6pm | Variety Screening House MARKET STREET“DRIVING WHILE BLACK …..A DARK BLACK COMEDY...BASED ON REAL SHIT" A comedy about the extra layer of police hassle that the young black man faces while driving. Dimitri delivers pizzas for a living, but he is offered a job driving a Hollywood tour bus - this film explores, with love, the black experience in everyday interactions with the police.[...]
  • Brown Babies, Dir. Michaela Kirst (30m /60m) - German

  • SATURDAY :  5pm - S.F. School of Digital Filmmaking: BROWN BABIES - 925 Mission Street Suite 108, (5th and Mission) SUNDAY, JUNE 16-FATHER'S DAY! San Francisco Black Film Festival Father's Day Celebration at the California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco 94107, in the Potrero Hill Neighborhood.  Special Thanks to Supervisor Malia Cohen for her assistance with securing [...]
  • Against the Grain (127M, USA) DIR by Elias Mael

  • An inner-city kid goes to college in hopes of becoming a neurosurgeon one day. Award-winning screenwriter and former Laney Student, Elias G. Mael was tired of played-out Hollywood stories in which disadvantaged inner-city youth made it out of poverty by succeeding in sports or entertainment. He wanted to tell a different story, and he has done that with his new film “Against the Grain[...]
  • Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society

  • From the beginning of her life to her current success as a creative musician, Esperanza Spalding has charted her own course. The young bassist/vocalist/composer was one of the biggest breakout stars of 2011—not just in jazz, but in all genres of music. Her receipt of the 2011 GRAMMY® for Best New Artist was unprecedented—the first time a jazz musician had won the award— but Spalding contin[...]
  • The Black Fatherhood Project (74m, U S A) dir. by Jordan Thierry

  • First-time filmmaker Jordan Thierry offers context and conversation in this honest exploration of fatherhood in Black America. Through a telling of his own story and interviews with historians, he traces the roots of the fatherless Black home and reveals a history much more complex and profound than is often told. Putting that history into perspective is a dialogue among fathers discussing the[...]
  • "Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp"

  • "Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp", examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books. These books were the birth of Street Lit and explored the world of the ghetto in gritty and poetic detail and have made him a cultural icon. Interviews with Iceberg Slim, Chris Rock, Henry Rollins, Ice-T, [...]