Festival Day Pass - $15.00
The One Day Pass includes access to all screenings on the one day purchased. Screening tickets must be reserved in advance for each screening you wish to attend.
Festival Weekend Pass - $35.00
The Weekend Pass includes access to all screenings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Screening tickets must be reserved in advance for each screening you wish to attend.
Screening tickets are FREE when added to your cart with a Festival Pass and are REQUIRED for entry.
The BBFF will feature age-old classics to contemporary independent Black Cinema. The showcased films in the festival will parallel the reoccurring themes of spirituality, family conflict, race and working class struggle that serve as the foundation of August Wilson’s award winning and internationally renowned “Pittsburgh Cycle” plays. The festival will also examine and discuss how filmmakers try to use art to uplift and confront, and have impact on American culture. This year’s festival will feature local and nationally renowned filmmakers and celebrate the creative contributions of Michael Schultz. Curated by Michael Dennis, founder of Reelblack.com.
Find full details and trailers for the following films here or again after you purchase your BBFF Festival Pass.
Friday February 24, 2017
Post Racial Cinema: Black Film in The Obama Age
Reelblack Podcast co-hosts Mike D. and Charles Woods survey Black films released from 2008-2016, identifying trends and milestones.
“African in America,” directed Njaimeh Njie
“A Day in the Life of a Hashtag,” directed Njaimeh Njie
“Ghetto Steps,” directed by Emmai Alaquiva
“Dream,” directed by Nijla Mu’min
“Chapter & Verse,” directed by Jamal Joseph
Saturday February 25, 2017
“Father’s Day,” directed by Demetrius Wren – Short – 11 AM
“Agents of Change,” directed by Frank Dawson
“Like Cotton Twines,” directed by Leila Djansi
Reception and BBFF ceremony for Cinematic Excellence
“Cooley High,” directed by Michael Schultz
“Which Way is Up?” directed by Michael Schultz
Sunday February 26, 2017
“Spirits of Rebellion Black Film at UCLA,” directed by Irene Zeinabu Davis
“Two Trains Runnin’” – directed by Sam Pollard