Black X Online Film Festival (Sept. 25-27)
The Black X Film Festival is a three-day online film festival (September 25-27, 2020) started by a collective of Black artists and allies to showcase Black creators. Through providing this free event of music and film, we showcase the radical multifaceted expressions of the Black experience by centering Black resilience and a commitment to anti-racism.
Movie Screening Schedule:
Friday 9/25 at 5 pm PT: OPENING NIGHT
Award-winning stand-up comedian, Sampson McCormick will deliver opening remarks to kick off Black X Film Festival. Followed by a special segment on WBS News providing satirical steps on How to be Woke. Then follow Sirius Lee as time travel, martial arts, and electro-funk collide in this hilarious web series that explores just how little some things change. Be ready to laugh!
Saturday 9/26 at 12 pm PT: DISCOVERIES
A collection of films whose focus on self-discovery illustrate the richness of situational experience where people and place come in conflict with individual identity.
Saturday 9/26 at 5 pm PT: LEGACIES
This collection tracks the impact of those who’ve come before and those who’ve left far too soon and their effect on present-day Black experiences.
Sunday 9/27 at 12 pm PT: FINDING PLACE
A collection of films centered around the idea of place as it pertains to home, refuge, community, and the politics of Blackness which denies access to places both physically and symbolically. Includes the Academy-nominated short film “I Live Here”
Sunday 9/27 at 5 pm PT: STATELESS
This award-winning documentary that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival explores the grassroots campaign of electoral hopeful Rosa Iris. This film reveals the depths of racial hatred and institutionalized oppression that divide Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
They are committed to compensating all artists for their work. Tax-deductible donations will go towards the filmmakers and be donated to nonprofit organizations doing on the groundwork to fight for Black lives.