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Glen Theater to sponsor summer Black Film Festival

The Glen Theatre, located at 20 West Ridge Road, owned and operated by the African American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc., will host its 1st Annual Bill Johnson Summer Black Film Festival on Saturday, June 1.

The film festival will be hosted by Gary native and Hollywood actor, William L. Johnson. Johnson is a graduate of Emerson School of Visual and Performing Arts. He has played major roles in numerous featured films and movie shorts.

The featured film will be The Advice preceded with several movie shorts including Miss Represent, Funk Force 2018, and Exposing Politics: A Collection. The artistic talent, actors and producers, will answer questions following the movies. Tickets in advance are $10 and the cost at the door is $15. Persons attending the 8th Annual Festival held in February will be admitted free if they have the complimentary tickets issued at that festival.

Prior to the one-day festival Johnson on Friday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. Johnson will conduct an Actors Workshop. The workshop will focus on adapting, assuming, and connecting with the character and effective delivery techniques. There will also be cold reading of scripts.  The cost for the workshop will be $25.

Persons interested can prepay for the workshop and/or purchase tickets at Beautiful Things in the Village Shopping Mall.

For additional information, contact Rep. Vernon G. Smith, Achievers Board Chairman.

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