Don’t Miss the Smithsonian African American Film Festival From October 24th – 27th
The Smithsonian African American Film Festival is a multi-day cinematic experience celebrating African American visual culture and film. Held October 24th through the 27th at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the festival will include historic films alongside contemporary works by some of the brightest emerging and veteran filmmakers.
The event will also feature a juried competition, discussions with filmmakers and scholars, and presentations on filmmaking and editing. Individual screening tickets are $10, Screening Passes are $125, and Festival Passes are $300. Check out the schedule of events below:
Wednesday, October 24th:
Integration Report One and Black Panthers
Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom and Perfect Film
The Great Migration Home Movie Digitization Project
This Little Light – Competition!
Radicalism Revisited: Selections from “Say It Loud” – Guest Program
Sprinter – Competition!
Color Us Black!
This is Not a “Political” Film… Part I – Guest Program
Opening Night Film
Thursday, October 25th:
This is Not a “Political” Film… Part II – Guest Program
Say Her Name – Program
Cane River – D.C. Premiere!
Gilda Brasileiro – Against Oblivion – Competition!
A Thousand Words and The Black G.I.
Diaspora Transcendentals – Program
The Power of Place: The Pearl Bowser Collection In Action!
The Diaspora Suite
Alaska Is a Drag – Competition!
Like It Is and Still/Here
No Vietnamese Ever… – Regional Premiere!
Night at the Museum Celebration
Friday, October 26th:
Code Switch: Technology and Video Art
Solace – Competition!
Experimental & Animation – Competition!
Documentary Shorts – Competition!
Black Radical Imagination – Guest Program
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
United Skates – Competition!
Freer Film Fridays
Milford Graves Full Mantis – D.C. Premiere!
Narrative Shorts – Competition!
Saturday, October 27th:
Juried Competition Film Awards
This is Not a “Political” Film… Part III – Guest Program
Sankofa – 25th Anniversary!
Ali – Guest Program
Screening Truth to Power: Using the Power of Media to Influence Social Action