SF Black Film Festival & Return of the Cypher Anniversary | Boom Boom Room
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Boom Boom Room | 1601 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The 4th annual Boom Boom Room Movie Night returns at 7 pm on June 18th followed by the Return of the Cypher Anniversary.
There will be drink specials and giveaways, swag, networking, and deals being made. Special guest (really special guest) will be in the house for this special event.
- All of Me (short, 14min) by Daphne Schmon – Viv, a talented musician, faces late stage Leukemia that threatens the life she’s built. Her best hope is a bone marrow transplant from her estranged family, but reconnecting means confronting a difficult past. Sunday – The Boom Boom Room (1601 Fillmore Street)
- To Be Free (short, 12min) by Adepero Oduye – In a tiny after-hours club, Nina Simone finds a way, for one moment, to be free. Sunday – The Boom Boom Room (1601 Fillmore Street)
- REPAIRations! – The Musical (short, 15min) by Courtney Miller – REPAIRations! is a story about the power of optimism against forces that are seemingly more powerful than yourself. It follows the story of a man named Isaac who lives during the end of slavery (1860’s), end of segregation (1960’s), and President Obama’s inauguration in 2008. Through song and dance, we see how Isaac navigates through an ever changing America as he discovers what he needs to do to get his slice of the “American Pie” Sunday – The Boom Boom Room (1601 Fillmore Street)
- The Letter Carrier (short, 14min) by Melissa Kyle – 1860. A dark fairytale folklore in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The story of a boy and his family hidden from slavery and a parent’s will to protect their freedom at all costs… Sunday – The Boom Boom Room (1601 Fillmore Street)
- House of Saints (short, 15min) by Gerry Melendez – Jazz great John Coltrane once said he longed to become a Saint. Reggie Scott has thought about that response for 50 years. Scott’s tale is one of fortune and famine. As a child living in the Harriett M. Cornwell Tourist Home, a historically celebrated house in Columbia, South Carolina, Scott was surrounded by educators including his aunt, Harriett, “Mae Mae” Cornwell. It was there that Reggie dreamed of a life as a musician. But in a family of doctors and educators his path had been laid out for him. Scott would become a successful dentist. He had it all, but one night of excess and vice ended in him committing murder. Reggie Scott would go on to spend 32 years in some of the toughest prisons in California. Sunday – The Boom Boom Room (1601 Fillmore Street)
- When Love Kills (feat, 80min) by Swirl Films – Falicia left home at the age of sixteen, hoping to make a better life than the one she’d left behind. Becoming an exotic dancer seemed like a harmless way to make money so that she could save and begin a new career. It didn’t take but a few weeks for her to get swept up in the glitz of quick cash and easy money. Keeping to her morals, she refused to sleep with her clients, though often encouraged by her co-worker girlfriends. The money came quick enough and she was happy with her take in. It was enough to take care of her and her son. However, one night after meeting Mike, everything in her life changed.
Free but an RSVP is required.