The Third Annual WLOK Black Film Festival will be held from Thursday, August 30th – Sunday, September 2nd. This Fun and Exciting Festival includes an array of events and Films over a period of four days.
The events and films (Six Total) will be as follows:
Thursday, August 30: New Film Makers’ Presentation
Time/place: 6 p m at Southwest Community College Downtown Campus
This event will feature films by local film makers not exceeding 25 minutes each.
Friday, August 31: A Red Carpet Event Featuring Sampling From Various Restaurants Followed By The Film “Black Panther.”
Time/place: 6 p m Red Carpet Event;
Time/place: 7 p m film, Black Panther
Clayborn Temple (projected location)
The movie: When two forces conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team with CIA agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milage, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
Saturday, September 1: “Coming To America.”
Time/place; 8 p m at Memphis College of Art (projected location)
The movie: Eddie Murphy is a pampered African prince who rebels against an arranged marriage and heads to America to find a new bride. Akeem’s father (James Earl Jones) agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U. S. sending Akeem’s faithful servant Semmi (Arsenio Hall) along to make sure nothing untoward happens.
Sunday, September 2: “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”
Time/place: 3 p m at Malco Studio on the Square (projected location)
The movie: A detailed account of the life of singer Tina Turner (Angela Bassett) with scenes of victimization by her husband Ike Turner (Laurence Fishburne). It is a story of a woman overcoming spousal abuse.
Discussion after the film on women’s issues
Sunday, September 2: “Selma”.
Time/place: 7 p m at The National Civil Rights Museum
The movie: In 1965 Dr. Martin Luther King (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama despite violent opposition. Their efforts prompted civil rights changes which altered history. Directed by Ava DuVernay.