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First Night of Film for the San Francisco Black Film Festival


SFBFF12: Presents Films For Juneteenth, gets started Thursday, June 17, 2010 with Mountains That Take Wing-Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama: A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation, screening at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, opening remarks 6pm, documentary begins at 7pm with Q&A with directors C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan to follow.

San Francisco, CA, June 08, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Mountains That Take Wing-Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama: A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation

First Night of Film for SFBFF12: Films For Juneteenth Thursday, June 17, 2010 @ Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

“The little festival that could” is proving it will, With 35 films screening over 4 days the San Francisco Black Film Festival will produce its first major festival event since the unexpected loss of its founder and director Avé Montague. SFBFF will host its First Night of Film at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. Starting Thursday, June 17th, SFBFF will begin with Opening Remarks starting at 6:00. The first film begins at 7:00. Friday, SFBFF will be in the Fillmore, at The Jazz Heritage Center’s Koret Screening Room from 11am – 10pm. With the bulk the film screenings Saturday and Sunday, downtown at Opera Plaza Cinemas, starting at 2pm each day, SFBFF12 will collaborate with San Francisco’s 59th Juneteenth Celebration to provide the festival atmosphere while they “bring it back to just film.”

Mountains That Take Wing-Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama: A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation features conversations spanning 13 years between two formidable women whose lives and political work remain at the epicenter of the most important civil rights struggles in the US. Through the intimacy and depth that only conversation can offer, we learn about Angela Y Davis and Yuri Kochiyama, their shared experiences as political prisoners and their profound passion for justice.

SFBFF will continue to serve as a bridge between worlds, forging cultural connections by presenting universal themes from filmmakers around the globe. The festival will keep on being San Francisco’s platform for local and international filmmakers to showcase their diverse array of cinematic works, which serve to encourage a positive image of African-Americans and those of the African cultural diaspora. This year’s final picks from over 165 submitted Features, Documentaries, Shorts, Music Videos, Student and Foreign Films are grouped together in 1 ½ to 2 hour blocks with filmmaker Q&A between screening blocks. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com. For a complete calendar of events, tickets, sponsorship opportunities, volunteer sign up, as well as addition information about films and trailers please visit the SFBFF website at www.sfbff.org.

Who: San Francisco Black Film Festival (SFBFF12)
What: First Night of Film – Mountains That Take Wing-Angela Davis Yuri Kochiyama: A Conversation On Life, Struggle, And Liberation
When: Thursday, June 17, 2010
6:00pm Opening Remarks | 7:00pm Film Screening | Q&A with Directors
Where: Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
1881 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Cost: $15.00
Speakers: C.A. Griffith and H.L.T Quan

sfbff.org/press.html
Event Media Contact
Katera Crossley
415.400.4602
katera@sfbff.org

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