The Bay Area Community Is Invited To A FREE “Black History Month Celebration Through Film Series”
What: Oakland Vice Mayor Desley Brooks, Rocky Seker, and Black Cinema At-Large are holding Black Independent Film screenings at City Hall in Council Chambers every Friday in February in celebration of Black History Month. These are films that haven’t been distributed nationally and are normally only accessible on the Black Film Festival Circuit. A reception will be held before each screening, and there will be an engaging Q&A with either the producers or directors at each film screening to encourage an exchange from the audience.
When: Every Friday in February — February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th, and February 24th from 6 PM to 10 PM.
February 3: “Make A Movie Like Spike” (soon to be “The American Dream”)
February 10: “The Interrupters” and “White Scripts And Black Supermen” (formerly entitled “Shaft Vs. Sidney Poitier”)
February 17: “Everyday Sunshine, The Story Of Fishbone”
February 24: “Redemption Road” (formerly entitled “White, Black & Blues”).
Who Should Attend: Everyone and anyone in the community with an interest in fine film. Admission is free.
Where: Oakland City Hall Council Chambers
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
RSVP: Rocky Seker, Black Cinema At Large; firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 798-5184
Black Cinema At Large is a Black film curatorial entity based in Oakland. Many quality films are not making it into mainstream theaters, regardless of how many awards they garnered on the film festival circuit. Part of BC@L’s mission is to remove whatever blockages there are between the filmmaker and the public and to have quality Black film shown to those who don’t have access to them outside of the film festival circuit. Though BC@L’s focus is entirely Black film, the purpose is to join people together through the love of film.