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  • Stairways

  • Sunday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 2:30pm Stairways (15m, U S A) dir. by Juan Martinez Vera Charlotte is tired. She has worked for years on Skid Row struggling to help the people around her, but when she is forced to evict a young addict named Rose from the community center she wonders whether she is making any difference. When Charlotte later discovers Rose lying in the streets and[...]
  • The Road We Travel

  • Saturday A.A.A.C.C. (Buriel Clay Theater) 12pm The Road We Travel by Alexandra Nicolaides After arriving in Uganda without any money, a downtrodden photographer befriends a local taxi driver who offers him a place to stay, forcing him to embrace a culture very different to his own.   Director: Aidan Belizaire Aidan is a musically trained film and TV director[...]
  • 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[...]
  • 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-[...]
  • 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[...]