July 31, 2014, 7–10PM

Opening Celebration: BlackStar Film Festival

An opening night reception launched the 2014 BlackStar Film Festival in style. DJ Mr. Sonny James provided the music for the energetic and enthusiastic crowd. Philadelphia came out and supported the event: nearly five-hundred people filled ICA and there was dancing both inside and out on the Tuttleman Terrace. Lots of tweeting along with copious use of Instagram was observed. Congratulations to Maori Karamel Holmes and team for convening Black cinema—its makers, producers, artists, aspirants, and audiences—for such a significant event!

BlackStar Film Festival

BlackStar Film Festival is a celebration of cinema focused on work by and about people of African descent in a global context. BlackStar highlights films that are often overlooked from emerging, established, and mid-career directors, writers, and producers working in narrative, documentary, experimental, and music video filmmaking.

For more information visit blackstarfest.org. Follow the festival @blackstarfest.

Kahlil Joseph Screening and Conversation in conjuction with BlackStar Film FestivalRuffneck Constructivists

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