90’s Black Film Renaissance: From New Jack City to Black Panther

The Columbus Black International Film Festival will celebrate Black History Month by curating a panel event discussing some of the pivotal films made in the early 90s (‘Crooklyn,’ ‘Inkwell’ and ‘New Jack City,’ etc), paving the way for Black independent cinema through to the 21st Century.

This panel will feature: Keya Crenshaw, Founder + Creator of Black Chick Media; Michael Artis, Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter; and Director Chris Bournea.

Moderated by: CBIFF Founder Cristyn A. Steward, M.F.A

The Ohio State University
Psychology Building Room 006
1835 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Partially co-presented by The Ohio State University and Department Film Studies.

NYC Queen Sugar Event!

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Founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, the Urbanworld Film Festival is one of the largest internationally competitive festivals of its kind.  Urbanworld advances the inclusion and impact of diverse content creators by providing a platform that highlights storytelling from around the world and fosters a community of distinct voices.

As a five-day festival, it is anchored in film, and showcases narrative and documentary features, short films, spotlight screenings and conversations, and live staged screenplay readings.

So, what better opportunity to screen the Mid-Season premiere of Queen Sugar?!  NYC this is your chance to join Ava DuVernay, Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, and episodes 209 & 210 director Julie Dash on 9/23.

Buy tickets at urbanworld.org/2017/queen-sugar