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The San Francisco Black Film Festival is a place to view films like no other; showing positive and innovating films. Our goal is to shine a light on films which Hollywood might not ever bring you.

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June 11 at Kabuki Theatre

America is Still the Place at 7:15-9:15pm
The only thing uglier than the environmental devastation was the institutional racism that poisoned the town and the clean up effort.

OPENING NIGHT IS SOLD OUT. JOIN US AFTER THE FILM AT THE BOOM BOOM ROOM ON FILLMORE STREET.

June 12 at AAACC

12pm [ BEST FOR KIDZ ]

Capetown - A sketch-artist prodigy with a vivid retro video game imagination, embraces reality on the final day of the NYC Superhero Sketch Competition.

Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling - After moving to a suburb with his mom, the first person Timmy meets is Mr. Funk, a former dance virtuoso turned drug addict.

The Bus Stop - A strange man at a bus stop tempts a young boy

Micah - A man raised by a stern father must decide whether he wants to continue the parenting style with his own child or break free of the cycle.

I’ve Just Had a Dream - Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.

Beyond the Passage - Six years after a mysterious event destroyed civilization, a young girl sets out on a lone journey in hopes of saving her ailing grandfather.

1:30pm

Hi Miss - Sparks fly between shutter clicks when quarreling teenage photography students are told to take each other’s portrait.

Clean Woman - A story about a Black house cleaner and a Chinese hip-hop producer who fall in love.

Book Ends - Set in 1972 when racial tensions were high, a widowed young lady is approached by a black book salesman. Their short acquaintance changes the lady’s life.

King of Guangzhou - In the height of racial tensions, a Nigerian man fights to stay in China with his pregnant wife despite facing deportation.

Tough - A story about an estranged father and son who reconnect after 11 years when they now discover that they share the same apartment complex.

Double Negative - A stubborn twelve year old boy looking for answers to his father’s mysterious death finds more than he bargained for.

3:15pm

Hair - A comedy exploring the relationship between a obliviously dorky hair stylist and her self-centered beauty pageant-obsessed younger sister.

Tress Artist and Angels, Masters of Natural Hair - These Masters believe there is a connection of ones hair to the universe and will demonstrate the miracle and science of wearing hair in its natural state.

5:15pm

The Columbarium - As the long-time caretaker of 80,000 deceased at the San Francisco Columbarium, Emmitt Watson cannot help but see life while in the midst of death.

Point of Pride: The People’s View of Bayview/Hunter’s Point - A documentary film about the BVHP.

Farming a Legacy - A look at a few of the last remaining black farmers in Maryland who have survived for generations.

Code Oakland - The evolution of Oakland through the eyes of social entrepreneurs who are determined that youth of color not be left on the sidelines.

7pm

Njinga-Rainha De Angola - A warrior woman fights for the independence of Angola after witnessing the murder of her son and watching her people being humiliated by Portuguese colonizers.

June 13 at AAACC

12pm

Hagereseb - 10-year-old Abai is on a quest to find batteries for his Casio keyboard, for one last music lesson with his older brother.

The Road We Travel - After arriving in Uganda without any money, a downtrodden photographer befriends a local taxi driver.

Cold Choices - Major John Polanco, a black ops command officer, is ordered to send in a group of Marines behind enemy lines without proper preparation and limited intel.

Avalanche - A young archer fights to avoid becoming the person he fears most – his abusive militant father.

2pm

1440 and Counting - A desperate man from her past confronts a burned-out, retiring teacher.

Rise UP - A Young African American Male travels back in time to 1964 too address social issues effecting Black America.

The Decision - Inspired by the relationship between George Jackson and Angela Davis: A young couple is forced to make difficult decisions during the Black Power Movement.

Rites - A father takes his 4 year-old son to get his very first haircut but when violent intruders raid the barbershop.

Sketch - A 12 year-old boy on the Autistic spectrum uses his special talents to survive on his own in Brooklyn.

Lift every Voice - The assessment tests for every student who wishes to graduate from a New York State/City High School.

3:30pm

Your Workplace a Training Video - What can a girl do about a bad company policy behind the wage gap?

Open Legs With a Closed Mind - The documentary focuses on the larger population of unwed mothers in the African-American culture.

5:45pm

Shortage of Children - Two children are taken away from their mother by a resettlement policy of the French government.

The Youth - A recent college grad is frustrated that his life is going nowhere until an old friend offers him the opportunity to make a difference.

Save - The story follows a young girl and a shopkeeper living in a village in Eritrea.

Shadow Man - Newly arrived in the UK, a young African man’s attempts to become British takes an unexpected turn.

7:05pm

Knucklehead - A mentally disabled man is left without a protector when his brother is shot.

June 13 at 2ND ACT

12pm

David’s Reverie - The story of a jazz musician struggling to prevent his epilepsy diagnosis from derailing his emerging jazz career. Starring Brandon Fobbs.

BlackLivesMatter - Montage

Da Cotton Pickas - A film project is about the understanding of the day and a life of a person who picked cotton on the southern plantations after slavery.

BlackLives Matter - Music Video

Moses - A short about human trafficking.

Charlotte - Alex, excited to have befriended the popular girl at school, will do anything to stay in her good graces.

Free Pass - Tensions rise when brothers, one passing for white in the Minor Leagues, faces his brother, a batter in the Negro Leagues.

2pm

The Man Who Fed His Shadow - A man intrudes into rich people’s dinners claiming that he can collect the food from their table and feed his shadow.

The Time Traveler - A man suffering from amnesia following a traumatic experience rebuilds a whole new life for himself.

Ladylike - A modern day noir that follows Vaughan and Harlan, two vintage vixens who have a penchant for retro… and retribution.

Wastepaper - A cartoon illustration, tossed by his Animator, enters a world where the other throwaways come to life.

DayBlack - Everyone wants to exist forever…except for those who have…

Three Men and a Laptop Part 2 - Leah finally finds a way to look for Mr. Right, if she can’t find the man of her dreams in her reality than maybe she can find him in cyber space.

4:15pm

Zola - A poor boy in a remote village of Africa is devastated when his father leaves to work in South African mines and his mother dies of AIDS.

6pm

In An Ideal World - Direct from the frontlines of America’s locked down racial system, follow three men over seven years inside one California prison.

8PM-10PM [OUT IN THE NIGHT] | LGBTQ

Black is Blue - A short narrative about Black, who works as a security guard inside an apartment complex in Oakland.

Alaska is a Drag - Leo stands out in a crowd. That’s not always a good thing working in a fish cannery in Alaska.

Out in the Night - Charged with gang assault and labeled a “Lesbian Wolfpack”, four of the women claim self-defense.

SATURDAY at VARIETY CLUB

4pm

Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise - Filmed over 13 years, this is the story of the Reggae, Dub legend, Lee Scratch Perry.

6pm

Driving While Black (DWB) - “Driving while black… A dark, black, comedy based on real sh*t”.

SUNDAY at AAACC

12pm

Pull Your Pants Up - Educator and humanitarian Tracy Jenkins articulates his views on sagging pants.

Spit - The story of NYC Hip Hop artist, Jeremiah Monk One Sinclair.

(re)Breathe - Through her words, a poet describes her fears, hopes, and dreams as an African-American female today.

Made Only of America - A visual poem that is uplifting to all including the Black Man.

Letter to My Son - A would-be father pens a hypothetical detailing his perspectives and fears to his unborn son.

1pm

Circus Without Borders - Guillaume and Yamoussa, two world-class acrobats, hope and change to their struggling communities with the circus.

2:30pm

Standing - When Abdul kills an opponent in the ring, he must confront his greatest enemy – himself.

Stairways - Charlotte, who has worked for years on Skid Row to help the people around her, wonders whether she is making any difference.

South Arcadia St. - As Jordan and his teacher's struggles lead to his arrest, the pressures they bear are revealed.

One Hitta Quitta - A teenage boy’s addiction to Internet violence, leads him to act out violently himself.

Bragg N East - A life shattering tragedy unites two former adversaries in search of answers.

3:40pm

Four-way Stop - An inner city teenage boy works towards creating a better life for himself and his family.

Dice - Jamill is a street-smart youth from North Philadelphia. He lives day to day with the mounting feeling that the odds are stacked against him.

5:15pm

The Mermaid - A moving drama about a young woman, her schizophrenic brother, and his pet goldfish.

My Name is David - After finding an abandoned baby on a subway train, David decides he can raise the child on his own.

SUNDAY at BOOM BOOM ROOM

6pm

Mac Dre: Legend in the Bay - His mother Wanda reveals the true experiences of a hip-hop legend.
The San Francisco Black Film Festival is a place to view films like no other; showing positive and innovating films. Our goal is to shine a light on films which Hollywood might not ever bring you.

SCHEDULE
------------

June 11 at Kabuki Theatre

America is Still the Place at 7:15-9:15pm
The only thing uglier than the environmental devastation was the institutional racism that poisoned the town and the clean up effort.

OPENING NIGHT IS SOLD OUT. JOIN US AFTER THE FILM AT THE BOOM BOOM ROOM ON FILLMORE STREET.

June 12 at AAACC

12pm [ BEST FOR KIDZ ]

Capetown - A sketch-artist prodigy with a vivid retro video game imagination, embraces reality on the final day of the NYC Superhero Sketch Competition.

Hop Skotch the Funk Dumpling - After moving to a suburb with his mom, the first person Timmy meets is Mr. Funk, a former dance virtuoso turned drug addict.

The Bus Stop - A strange man at a bus stop tempts a young boy

Micah - A man raised by a stern father must decide whether he wants to continue the parenting style with his own child or break free of the cycle.

I’ve Just Had a Dream - Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.

Beyond the Passage - Six years after a mysterious event destroyed civilization, a young girl sets out on a lone journey in hopes of saving her ailing grandfather.

1:30pm

Hi Miss - Sparks fly between shutter clicks when quarreling teenage photography students are told to take each other’s portrait.

Clean Woman - A story about a Black house cleaner and a Chinese hip-hop producer who fall in love.

Book Ends - Set in 1972 when racial tensions were high, a widowed young lady is approached by a black book salesman. Their short acquaintance changes the lady’s life.

King of Guangzhou - In the height of racial tensions, a Nigerian man fights to stay in China with his pregnant wife despite facing deportation.

Tough - A story about an estranged father and son who reconnect after 11 years when they now discover that they share the same apartment complex.

Double Negative - A stubborn twelve year old boy looking for answers to his father’s mysterious death finds more than he bargained for.

3:15pm

Hair - A comedy exploring the relationship between a obliviously dorky hair stylist and her self-centered beauty pageant-obsessed younger sister.

Tress Artist and Angels, Masters of Natural Hair - These Masters believe there is a connection of ones hair to the universe and will demonstrate the miracle and science of wearing hair in its natural state.

5:15pm

The Columbarium - As the long-time caretaker of 80,000 deceased at the San Francisco Columbarium, Emmitt Watson cannot help but see life while in the midst of death.

Point of Pride: The People’s View of Bayview/Hunter’s Point - A documentary film about the BVHP.

Farming a Legacy - A look at a few of the last remaining black farmers in Maryland who have survived for generations.

Code Oakland - The evolution of Oakland through the eyes of social entrepreneurs who are determined that youth of color not be left on the sidelines.

7pm

Njinga-Rainha De Angola - A warrior woman fights for the independence of Angola after witnessing the murder of her son and watching her people being humiliated by Portuguese colonizers.

June 13 at AAACC

12pm

Hagereseb - 10-year-old Abai is on a quest to find batteries for his Casio keyboard, for one last music lesson with his older brother.

The Road We Travel - After arriving in Uganda without any money, a downtrodden photographer befriends a local taxi driver.

Cold Choices - Major John Polanco, a black ops command officer, is ordered to send in a group of Marines behind enemy lines without proper preparation and limited intel.

Avalanche - A young archer fights to avoid becoming the person he fears most – his abusive militant father.

2pm

1440 and Counting - A desperate man from her past confronts a burned-out, retiring teacher.

Rise UP - A Young African American Male travels back in time to 1964 too address social issues effecting Black America.

The Decision - Inspired by the relationship between George Jackson and Angela Davis: A young couple is forced to make difficult decisions during the Black Power Movement.

Rites - A father takes his 4 year-old son to get his very first haircut but when violent intruders raid the barbershop.

Sketch - A 12 year-old boy on the Autistic spectrum uses his special talents to survive on his own in Brooklyn.

Lift every Voice - The assessment tests for every student who wishes to graduate from a New York State/City High School.

3:30pm

Your Workplace a Training Video - What can a girl do about a bad company policy behind the wage gap?

Open Legs With a Closed Mind - The documentary focuses on the larger population of unwed mothers in the African-American culture.

5:45pm

Shortage of Children - Two children are taken away from their mother by a resettlement policy of the French government.

The Youth - A recent college grad is frustrated that his life is going nowhere until an old friend offers him the opportunity to make a difference.

Save - The story follows a young girl and a shopkeeper living in a village in Eritrea.

Shadow Man - Newly arrived in the UK, a young African man’s attempts to become British takes an unexpected turn.

7:05pm

Knucklehead - A mentally disabled man is left without a protector when his brother is shot.

June 13 at 2ND ACT

12pm

David’s Reverie - The story of a jazz musician struggling to prevent his epilepsy diagnosis from derailing his emerging jazz career. Starring Brandon Fobbs.

BlackLivesMatter - Montage

Da Cotton Pickas - A film project is about the understanding of the day and a life of a person who picked cotton on the southern plantations after slavery.

BlackLives Matter - Music Video

Moses - A short about human trafficking.

Charlotte - Alex, excited to have befriended the popular girl at school, will do anything to stay in her good graces.

Free Pass - Tensions rise when brothers, one passing for white in the Minor Leagues, faces his brother, a batter in the Negro Leagues.

2pm

The Man Who Fed His Shadow - A man intrudes into rich people’s dinners claiming that he can collect the food from their table and feed his shadow.

The Time Traveler - A man suffering from amnesia following a traumatic experience rebuilds a whole new life for himself.

Ladylike - A modern day noir that follows Vaughan and Harlan, two vintage vixens who have a penchant for retro… and retribution.

Wastepaper - A cartoon illustration, tossed by his Animator, enters a world where the other throwaways come to life.

DayBlack - Everyone wants to exist forever…except for those who have…

Three Men and a Laptop Part 2 - Leah finally finds a way to look for Mr. Right, if she can’t find the man of her dreams in her reality than maybe she can find him in cyber space.

4:15pm

Zola - A poor boy in a remote village of Africa is devastated when his father leaves to work in South African mines and his mother dies of AIDS.

6pm

In An Ideal World - Direct from the frontlines of America’s locked down racial system, follow three men over seven years inside one California prison.

8PM-10PM [OUT IN THE NIGHT] | LGBTQ

Black is Blue - A short narrative about Black, who works as a security guard inside an apartment complex in Oakland.

Alaska is a Drag - Leo stands out in a crowd. That’s not always a good thing working in a fish cannery in Alaska.

Out in the Night - Charged with gang assault and labeled a “Lesbian Wolfpack”, four of the women claim self-defense.

SATURDAY at VARIETY CLUB

4pm

Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise - Filmed over 13 years, this is the story of the Reggae, Dub legend, Lee Scratch Perry.

6pm

Driving While Black (DWB) - “Driving while black… A dark, black, comedy based on real sh*t”.

SUNDAY at AAACC

12pm

Pull Your Pants Up - Educator and humanitarian Tracy Jenkins articulates his views on sagging pants.

Spit - The story of NYC Hip Hop artist, Jeremiah Monk One Sinclair.

(re)Breathe - Through her words, a poet describes her fears, hopes, and dreams as an African-American female today.

Made Only of America - A visual poem that is uplifting to all including the Black Man.

Letter to My Son - A would-be father pens a hypothetical detailing his perspectives and fears to his unborn son.

1pm

Circus Without Borders - Guillaume and Yamoussa, two world-class acrobats, hope and change to their struggling communities with the circus.

2:30pm

Standing - When Abdul kills an opponent in the ring, he must confront his greatest enemy – himself.

Stairways - Charlotte, who has worked for years on Skid Row to help the people around her, wonders whether she is making any difference.

South Arcadia St. - As Jordan and his teacher's struggles lead to his arrest, the pressures they bear are revealed.

One Hitta Quitta - A teenage boy’s addiction to Internet violence, leads him to act out violently himself.

Bragg N East - A life shattering tragedy unites two former adversaries in search of answers.

3:40pm

Four-way Stop - An inner city teenage boy works towards creating a better life for himself and his family.

Dice - Jamill is a street-smart youth from North Philadelphia. He lives day to day with the mounting feeling that the odds are stacked against him.

5:15pm

The Mermaid - A moving drama about a young woman, her schizophrenic brother, and his pet goldfish.

My Name is David - After finding an abandoned baby on a subway train, David decides he can raise the child on his own.

SUNDAY at BOOM BOOM ROOM

6pm

Mac Dre: Legend in the Bay - His mother Wanda reveals the true experiences of a hip-hop legend.
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