The 12th International Black Women’s Film Festival Presents SEEN: Modern Cinema + Black Women

unnamedWe are proud to announce our community partnership with the The 12th International Black Women’s Film Festival! Please see below for more details.

Continuing the momentum of a year of sold-out screenings (which featured an exclusive West Coast premiere of HALF OF A YELLOW SUN starring Academy Award®-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton), the International Black Women’s Film Festival presents new, modern cinema by and/or featuring Black women from around the world called “SEEN: MODERN CINEMA + BLACK WOMEN.”

The International Black Women’s Film Festival has been “moving images forward” for over 12 years, showing over 400 films from 20 countries and five continents. Black women are defying the odds in film by becoming film directors, actors and producers. The International Black Women’s Film Festival is showcasing the best films by and/or about Black women from around the world. Surprise guests, Q&A’s, celebrity appearances, filmmaker appearances, a gala opening and an online film festival.

Dates: December 4th-14th, 2014 (Opening Night + 3 Programs)

Opening Night – Thursday, December 4, 2014 (6 – 9 PM)
Program 1 – Sunday, December 7, 2014 (12 noon – 2:30 PM)
Program 2 – Tuesday, December 9, 2014 (6 PM – 9 PM)
Program 3 – Sunday, December 14, 2014 (12 noon – 2:30 PM)

Location: The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland, CA 94612


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AUDITIONS: Columbus Children’s Theatre


The Columbus Children’s Theatre is holding auditions for Arthur and the Magic Sword directed by Nancy Williams.

The auditions are Dec. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. Callbacks are on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Actors will be asked to read from a script. The children’s theatre says to prepare to move; bring comfortable shoes.

Adult roles include: Merlin, Sir Lot of Orkney, Lady Margawse, Sir Uriens, Morgan Le Fay, Sir Leodegrance, Sir Hector, The Earl of Begdemagus, The Archbishop of Canterbury, King Uther Pendragon, and Lady Lenore.

Children’s roles include: Arthur  (age 12-17), Kay (Arthur’s brother, age 12-17), Marion (Arthur’s friend, age 12-17), Agravaine (Sir Lot’s son, age 12-17), and Messenger (age 12-18). 

For more information, visit their website here.