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Second Annual Black Film Showcase

Film Talk/Lecture
Great Hall
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We invite you to join our partners at DAYVISION Films, The University of Arkansas’s Juneteenth Committee, and the Community Cohesion Project for an evening honoring Black filmmakers in Arkansas.

The Second Annual Black Film Showcase offers a deep dive into African American film experiences in Northwest Arkansas in an effort to raise awareness, education, exposure, and networking opportunities for Black Arkansans. Your host, Marissa Culbreath, will introduce the evening’s works, including short film screenings and a feature-length film in the Great Hall, followed by filmmaker discussions moderated by Ify Egbosimba.

Afterwards, we invite you to a post-film mix and mingle with filmmakers, the DAYVISION team members, the University of Arkansas’s Juneteenth Committee, and CCP.  A cash bar will be available with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and complimentary cheese, crackers, and popcorn will be provided throughout the evening’s program.

To enhance your evening even further, we’re offering free admission to our temporary exhibition The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse for all Film Showcase attendees. Arrive early and explore the galleries with this celebration of a century of Black culture.

We hope to see you there, and at Sunday’s Juneteenth celebration in Downtown Springdale!

Free, tickets required. Reserve your seat online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.
Ticket reservations include free admission to The Dirty South. Check-in with Guest Services when you arrive to receive your complimentary exhibition ticket.

About Arkansas Black Film Showcase

With the growing opportunities for film in the state of Arkansas, African Americans still hold a disadvantaged representation. This event gives Black filmmakers, cinematographers, actors, editors, and more a chance to network with peers, industry professionals, and fans of Black film. ABF’s five-year goal includes creating a presence in the state of Arkansas for Black filmmakers. Offering education in Black film, collaborations within the Arkansas filmmaking world, and funding the next generation of talented Black filmmakers in the state of Arkansas. The 2022 ABF guest filmmakers include: Raya Clay, a University of Arkansas graduate who recently won an Emmy Award as a Producer for Best Sports Documentary; filmmaker Corrigan Revels; Kaylynn Richardson, director of The Prize; Niketa Reed, Arkansas producer, h.e.ART & Soul Black Artists Web Series; and Justin Stewart, actor, And the Winner Is.

Program Schedule:

6 – 6:15 PM: Doors Open / Welcome
6:15 – 7 PM: Short film block – 4 short films
7 – 7:15 PM: Panel Discussion with short film directors 7:15 PM – 7:30 PM | Intermission
7:30 – 8:30 PM: Feature Film
8:30 – 9 PM: 1 on 1 with Special Guest
9 – 10 PM: Mix & Mingle Celebration