WLOK Black Film Festival

The 3rd Annual WLOK Black Film Festival




For purposes of the WLOK Black Film Festival, a black film is defined as a film which has any one of the following three attributes:


A black film maker


A black actor(s) in a leading role


Social significance as it relates to the black experience in America



We are well along in the planning for the third annual WLOK Black Film Festival. The 2018 festival will be held from Thursday, August 30 through Sunday, September 2.  The events and films will be as follows:


Thursday, August 30:   New Film makers’ presentation

Time/place: 6 p m at Southwest Tennessee Community College Downtown Campus

This event will feature films by local film makers not exceeding 25 minutes each.  



Black Film Festival – Black Panther

Friday, August 31:  A red carpet event featuring sampling from various restaurants followed by the film “Black Panther”. Time/place: 6:00 pm red carpet event, 7:00 pm film, Pink Palace Museum 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…read more »

Coming To America

Black Film Festival – Coming to America

Saturday, September 1:  “Coming To America”. Time/place:  8:00 pm at Memphis College of Art 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.…read more »

What's Love Go To Do With It

Black Film Festival – What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Sunday, September 2: “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” Time/place: 3:00 pm at Malco Studio on the Square 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…read more »


Black Film Festival – Selma

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.read more »

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