7t​h​​ ​Annual​ ​Gary​ ​International​ ​Black​ ​Film​ ​Festival

Gary’s​ ​Original​ ​Indie​ ​Black​ ​Film​ ​Festival​ ​Returns​ ​With​ ​Powerful​ ​Lineup​ ​of​ ​U.S.​ ​and​ ​International​ ​Films

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October​ ​13-15​ ​2017
Indiana​ ​University​ ​Northwest​ ​​ ​|​ ​​ ​Savannah​ ​Hall​ ​|​ ​​ ​Bergland​ ​Auditorium 3400​ ​Broadway,​ ​Gary,​ ​IN​ ​46408

The​ ​​7th​ ​Annual​ ​Gary​ ​International Black​ ​Film​ ​Festival​​ ​launches​ ​with​ ​a Pre-fest​ ​KICK​ ​OFF​ ​Evening​​ ​featuring​ ​a special​ ​performance​ ​by​ ​acclaimed artist-poet​​ ​​Saul​ ​Williams,​ ​​noted​ ​for​ ​his keen​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​incorporate​ ​music,​ ​from funk​ ​to​ ​punk​ ​with​ ​bracing​ ​social commentary,​ ​along​ ​with​ ​a​ ​screening​ ​of DREAMSTATES​,​ ​a​ ​film​ ​by​ ​Anisia Uzeyman​ ​&​ ​Music​ ​by​ ​Saul​ ​Williams. Williams​ ​and​ ​Uzeyman​ ​will​ ​be​ ​on​ ​hand​ ​for a​ ​lively​ ​evening​ ​of​ ​film,​ ​music​ ​and​ ​words. “How​ ​better​ ​to​ ​honor​ ​festival​ ​founding team​ ​member​ ​Kelechuwku​ ​Brnfre​ ​​ ​than​ ​to bring​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​leading​ ​poets​ ​to Gary?​ ​I​ ​am​ ​sure​ ​he​ ​would​ ​approve.​ ​Using poetry​ ​as​ ​a​ ​social​ ​instigator​ ​was​ ​what Kelechukwu​ ​was​ ​all​ ​about.”​ ​noted​ ​Karen Toering,​ ​festival​ ​director.

The​ ​GIBFF​ ​is​ ​proud​ ​to​ ​partner​ ​with​ ​​ArtHouse:A​ ​Social​ ​Kitchen​ ​​to​ ​bring​ ​Saul​ ​to​ ​Gary​ ​​Thursday,​ ​October​ ​12, 2017​ ​at​ ​ArtHouse:​ ​A​ ​Social​ ​Kitchen​ ​​ ​​411​ ​E​ ​5th​ ​Ave,​ ​Gary,​ ​IN​ ​46402​ ​​ ​​We​ ​want​ ​people​ ​to​ ​come​ ​out​ ​to​ ​see and​ ​hear​ ​this​ ​powerful​ ​artist​ ​and​ ​ethereal​ ​film.​ ​Tickets​ ​-​ ​Pay-What-You-Can

On​ ​​Friday,​ ​October​ ​13,​ ​2017​ ​at​ ​Indiana​ ​University’s​ ​Bergalnd​ ​Auditorium​ t​​ he​ ​festival’s​ ​Opening​ ​Night features​ ​an​ ​opening​ ​Red​ ​Carpet​ ​Reception​ ​with​ ​food,​ ​music​ ​and​ ​cash​ ​bar​ ​featuring​ ​a​ N​​ight​ ​of​ ​Black Brilliance​​ ​with​ ​short​ ​films​ ​from​ ​local​ ​and​ ​acclaimed​ ​filmmakers​ ​including​ ​Terence​ ​Nance​ ​(THEY​ ​CHARGE FOR​ ​THE​ ​SUN),​ ​Gary’s​ ​own​ ​Jennia​ ​Aponte​ ​(90​ ​DAYS),​ ​Stefon​ ​Bristol​ ​who’s​ ​Afro​ ​Futuristic​ ​film,​ ​SEE​ ​YOU YESTERDAY​ ​was​ ​produced​ ​by​ ​Spike​ ​Lee.

Featuring​ ​over​ ​​30​ ​short​ ​and​ ​feature-length​ ​films​​ ​that​ ​explore​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​themes​ ​reflecting​ ​the​ ​complexity​ ​of the​ ​Black​ ​diaspora,​ ​this​ ​content​ ​rich​ ​indie​ ​film​ ​festival​ ​promises​ ​a​ ​host​ ​of​ ​filmmakers,​ ​engaged​ ​audiences​ ​and lively​ ​post​ ​screening​ ​dialogue​ ​after​ ​each​ ​film​ ​screening​ ​set.​ ​There​ ​are​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​films​ ​to​ ​capture​ ​the imagination​ ​of​ ​old​ ​and​ ​young​ ​alike.

Full​ ​schedule​ ​available​ ​online-​ ​garyblackfilmfest.org​ ​beginning​ ​OCTOBER​ ​1,​ ​2017 Tickets​ ​are​ ​available​ ​online​ ​at

brownpapertickets.com/profile/27299​ ​or​ ​Urban​ ​League​ ​of​ ​NWI​ ​3101​ ​Broadway,​ ​Gary,​ ​IN​ ​46409 FOR​ ​MORE​ ​INFO​ ​219.200.4243​ ​info@garyblackfilm.org

FESTIVAL​ ​HIGHLIGHTS

FESTIVAL​ ​KICK​ ​OFF
FUNK​ ​Meets​ ​PUNK:​ ​A​ ​Celebration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​life​ ​of​ ​Kelechukwu​ ​Brnfre DREAMSTATES
ArtHouse:​ ​A​ ​Social​ ​Kitchen​ ​​​​411​ ​E​ ​5th​ ​Ave,​ ​Gary,​ ​IN​ ​46402
Doors​ ​@​ ​6PM​ ​featuring​ ​a​ ​​Special​ ​Performance​ ​by​ ​Saul​ ​Williams

DREAMSTATES-​ ​A​ ​Film​ ​By​ ​Anisia​ ​Uzeyman​ ​&​ ​Music​ ​by​ ​Saul​ ​Williams
Equal​ ​parts​ ​love​ ​story,​ ​road​ ​movie,​ ​and​ ​Americana,​ ​DREAMSTATES​ ​tells​ ​the​ ​haunting​ ​tale​ ​of​ ​two​ ​wayward souls​ ​(Saul​ ​Williams​ ​and​ ​Anisia​ ​Uzeyman)​ ​with​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​pivotal​ ​figures​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Afro-Punk​ ​movement​ ​– Sultry,​ ​sensual,​ ​and​ ​quixotic,​ ​an​ ​underground​ ​portrait​ ​of​ ​America:​ ​haunted​ ​and​ ​hollow.
Tickets​ ​-​ ​Pay-What-You​ ​Can​ ​-​ ​(Suggested​ ​donation​ ​$15;​ ​No​ ​one​ ​will​ ​be​ ​turned​ ​away)​ ​Includes​ ​small​ ​bites​ ​and cash​ ​bar

FRIDAY,​ ​OCTOBER​ ​13
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​ ​NIGHT​ ​OF​ ​BLACK​ ​BRILLIANCE
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​ ​Reception​ ​Film​ ​@​ ​7:30​ ​Indiana​ ​University​ ​NW

Walk​ ​the​ ​red​ ​carpet​ ​with​ ​filmmakers!​ ​​ ​Opening​ ​Night​ ​features​ ​a​ ​Red​ ​Carpet​ ​reception,​ ​food,​ ​cash​ ​bar​ ​and​ ​a delightful​ ​selection​ ​of​ ​brilliant​ ​films​ ​including

90​ ​Days​ ​​Dir​ ​Nathan​ ​Hale​ ​Williams​ ​and​ ​Jennia​ ​Aponte
After​ ​ninety​ ​days​ ​of​ ​dating, a​ ​couple​ ​confronts​ ​the​ ​realities​ ​surrounding​ ​living​ ​and​ ​loving​ ​with​ ​HIV
Night​ ​Shift​​ ​-​ ​Dir​ ​Marshall​ ​Tyler
A​ ​man​ ​finds​ ​a​ ​strange​ ​solitude:​ ​something​ ​he​ ​calls​ ​the​ ​art​ ​of​ ​disappearing.
They​ ​Charge​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Sun​-​ ​Dir​ ​Terence​ ​Nance
In​ ​a​ ​dystopian​ ​future​ ​where​ ​people​ ​live​ ​nocturnally,​ ​a​ ​young​ ​black​ ​girl​ ​unravels​ ​the​ ​lie​ ​that​ ​has​ ​kept​ ​her and​ ​her​ ​sister​ ​in​ ​the​ ​dark.
See​ ​You​ ​Yesterday​​ ​-​ ​Dir​ ​Stefon​ ​Bristol
Presented​ ​by​ ​Spike​ ​Lee,​ ​two​ ​Brooklyn​ ​teenage​ ​prodigies​ ​are​ ​determined​ ​to​ ​outwit​ ​fate​ ​and​ ​role-play​ ​as God
Tales​ ​From​ ​Shaolin:​ ​Pt​ ​1​ ​“Shakey​ ​Dog​”​ ​Dir.​ ​Louis​ ​A​ ​Moore
Tales​ ​From​ ​Shaolin​ ​reinterprets​ ​the​ ​works​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Wu​ ​Tang​ ​Clan​ ​as​ ​a​ ​Shakespeare-meets-Tarantino, crime-filled​ ​action​ ​dark​ ​comedy

Friday​ ​Night​ ​After​ ​party​ ​-​ ​​Backstage​ ​On​ ​Broadway​ ​​3764​ ​Broadway,​ ​Gary,​ ​IN​ ​46408

SATURDAY​ ​OCTOBER​ ​14 12​ ​NOON​ ​​ ​YOUTH​ ​&​ ​STUDENT​ ​SHOWCASE

A​ ​bright​ ​collection​ ​of​ ​stunning​ ​films​ ​by​ ​or​ ​about​ ​youth

2PM​ ​DOCUMENTARY​ ​SHOWCASE​ ​I​ ​​ ​The​ ​Cost​ ​of​ ​the​ ​American​ ​Dream Against​ ​All​ ​Odds-The​ ​Fight​ ​for​ ​a​ ​Black​ ​Middle​ ​Class​ ​with​ ​Bob​ ​Herbert Blueprint​ ​For​ ​Bronzeville

3:30​ ​PM​ ​DOCUMENTARY​ ​SHOWCASE​ ​II​ ​​ ​Revolution​ ​and​ ​Resistance
Whose​ ​Streets?​ ​Dir.​ ​Sabaah​ ​Folayan,​ ​Damon​ ​Davis
Whose​ ​Streets?​ ​is​ ​an​ ​unflinching​ ​look​ ​at​ ​how​ ​the​ ​killing​ ​of​ ​18-year-old​ ​Mike​ ​Brown​ ​inspired​ ​a​ ​community​ ​to fight​ ​back​ ​and​ ​sparked​ ​a​ ​global​ ​movement.

5​ ​PM​ ​SHORTS​ ​SHOWCASE​ ​I​ ​​ ​Living​ ​while​ ​Black Short​ ​films​ ​that​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​lives​ ​of​ ​Black​ ​folk

7​ ​PM​ ​SATURDAY​ ​NIGHT​ ​SHOWCASE
Word​ ​is​ ​Bond​ ​-​ ​Dir​ ​David​ ​Kennedy
Lyricism​ ​is​ ​the​ ​foundation​ ​of​ ​hip​ ​hop​ ​music.​ ​Word​ ​is​ ​Bond​ ​explores​ ​the​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​lyricism​ ​and​ ​those​ ​who practice​ ​the​ ​art​ ​form.​ ​From​ ​up-and-coming​ ​artists,​ ​to​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​legendary​ ​figures​ ​the​ ​game​ ​has​ ​ever known.​ ​Hear​ ​from​ ​the​ ​likes​ ​of​ ​​ ​J.​ ​Cole,​ ​Run​ ​The​ ​Jewels,​ ​Rapsody​ ​and​ ​Nitty​ ​Scott​ ​mixed​ ​in​ ​with​ ​OG’s​ ​like​ ​Big Daddy​ ​Kane​ ​and​ ​Rakim​ ​sharing​ ​their​ ​experience.

SUNDAY​ ​OCTOBER​ ​15 12​ ​NOON​ ​​ ​SHORTS​ ​SHOWCASE​ ​II​ ​​ ​Dreams​ ​Deferred

Featuring​ ​films​ ​that​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​dreams​ ​of​ ​Black​ ​folk 2PM​ ​GARY​ ​SHOWCASE​ ​I

Films​ ​from​ ​local​ ​filmmakers​ ​featuring​ ​Gary’s​ ​best 3:30​ ​PM​ ​GIBFF​ ​HONORS​ ​CELEBRATION

Recognizing​ ​those​ ​who​ ​contribute​ ​every​ ​day​ ​to​ ​film​ ​and​ ​our​ ​city

4PM​ ​DOCUMENTARY​ ​SHOWCASE​ ​III​ ​​ ​The​ ​Fruits​ ​of​ ​our​ ​Labor Making​ ​Sky​ ​Break
From​ ​State​ ​Prisoner​ ​to​ ​State​ ​Professor
(screens​ ​with​ ​“Where​ ​is​ ​Beauty”)

6PM​ ​GARY​ ​SHOWCASE​ ​II
Films​ ​from​ ​local​ ​filmmakers​ ​featuring​ ​Gary’s​ ​best

TICKETS

Thursday,​ ​October​ ​12​ ​-Pay-What-You-Can​ ​(Suggested​ ​Donation)
Friday​ ​$25​ ​(incl​ ​Red​ ​Carpet​ ​Reception)​ ​​ ​All​ ​other​ ​$10​ ​adult​ ​$7​ ​youth/senior brownpapertickets.com/profile/27299or​ ​Urban​ ​League​ ​of​ ​NWI3​​ 101​ ​Broadway,​ ​Gary,​ ​IN​ ​46409 For​ ​more​ ​info​ ​garyblackfilmfest.org​ ​​ ​|​ ​219.200.4243​ ​|​ info@garyblackfilmfest.org​​ ​@garyblackfilm

About​ ​the​ ​GIBFF:
The​ ​Gary​ ​International​ ​Black​ ​Film​ ​Festival​ ​(GIBFF)​ ​is​ ​Gary’s​ ​hometown​ ​cultural​ ​event​ ​that​ ​supports​ ​community building​ ​by​ ​bringing​ ​audiences​ ​and​ ​artists​ ​together​ ​through​ ​film.​ ​Now​ ​in​ ​its​ ​7th​ ​year,​ ​this​ ​annual,​ ​3-day​ ​event presents​ ​films​ ​from​ ​independent​ ​filmmakers,​ ​panel​ ​discussions,​ ​matinee​ ​screenings​ ​for​ ​middle​ ​and​ ​high​ ​school youth​ ​and​ ​in-depth​ ​chats​ ​with​ ​filmmakers,​ ​industry​ ​professionals​ ​and​ ​local​ ​community​ ​leaders.The​ ​festival​ ​is run​ ​by​ ​a​ ​committed​ ​core​ ​of​ ​community​ ​volunteers​ ​who​ ​work​ ​year​ ​round​ ​to​ ​curate​ ​films​ ​and​ ​raise​ ​money​ ​for​ ​the annual​ ​event.

The​ ​GIBFF​ ​is​ ​proud​ ​to​ ​once​ ​again​ ​work​ ​with​ ​collaborating​ ​partners​ ​the​ ​Urban​ ​League​ ​of​ ​NWI​,​ ​Indiana University​ ​Northwest​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​Diversity,​ ​Equity​ ​and​ ​Multicultual​ ​Affairs​ ​Northwest​ ​and​ ​ArtHouse,​ ​A Social​ ​Kitchen..​ ​Support​ ​for​ ​the​ ​7th​ ​Annual​ ​GIBFF​ ​is​ ​made​ ​possible​ ​by​ ​The​ ​Legacy​ ​Foundation,​ ​Knight Foundation,​ ​DHS​ ​Entertainment,​ ​Inc.,​ ​the​ ​Indiana​ ​Arts​ ​Commission​ ​and​ ​the​ ​South​ ​Shore​ ​Arts​ ​Alliance.

 

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