The International Black Film Festival of Nashville
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This intimate, in depth and unbiased film reveals the enigma that is Winnie Mandela, by exploring both her personal and political life. The audience is given a rare glimpse into Winnie’s strict yet happy rural upbringing where the foundations were laid for her faith, compassion and indomitable resolve. As a young social worker in 1950′s Johannesburg, her beauty, style and character captivated the political activist and Tembu prince, Nelson Mandela. Together, they personified the rising aspirations and political awakening of their people, and in so doing, inspired a nation. Through her fierce determination and dauntless courage, she survived her husband’s imprisonment, continuous harassment by the security police, banishment to a small Free State town, betrayal by friends and allies, and more than a year in solitary confinement – all the while keeping the struggle flame alight and the name of Nelson Mandela alive. A sensitive and balanced portrayal, the film nevertheless thoroughly investigates and honestly examines the controversies that dogged Winnie Mandela in recent years. The film takes the audience on a remarkable journey of understanding, painting a rich, warm and vivid portrait of one of the world’s most charismatic, yet enigmatic women. September 5, 2013. Click here for details
Written, directed and executive produced by nationally syndicated radio personality and filmmaker Russ Parr, The Undershepherd tells the controversial tale of two ministers, who, although originally best friends and brothers in Christ, find their relationship tested by access to power, money and greed. Isaiah Washington stars in the role of Lawrence “LC” Case, an ambitious and charismatic minister overcome by greed and ego who uses the pulpit to further his own agenda and ultimately lead his congregation astray. LC’s best friend, Roland, starring Lamman Rucker, struggles to get his grassroots ministry off the ground and doesn’t enjoy the same level of success which generates controversy and conflict between the two men. August 24th/5PM and a 2nd showing at 4pm. See details.
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Red Hook Summer tells the story of Flik Royale (Jules Brown), a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse (Clarke Peters), in the housing projects of Red Hook. Having never met before, things quickly get off on the wrong foot as Bishop Enoch relentlessly attempts to convert Flik into a follower of Jesus Christ. Between his grandfather’s constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, Flik’s summer appears to be a total disaster – until he meets Chazz Morningstar (Toni Lysaith), a pretty girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn. Through her love and the love of his grandfather, Flik begins to realize that the world is a lot bigger, and perhaps a lot better, than he’d ever imagined.
IBFFN launches its first online film festival with powerful films from around globe. Please be sure to check back with us for the online screening schedule and official launch date in November. Click here to check out the official selections for the 2012 IBFFN ONLINE.
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You don’t want to miss out on an amazing summer of movies brought to you by The International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFFN). IBFFN will present its inaugural Summer Film Series starting in May 2013 which will include critically acclaimed independent, studio features, documentaries and short independent films. Select films will include a Q&A session with directors, producers and cast members. Join our mailing list, Check our website regularly for updates, and get your tickets early. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILMS & PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
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