On Fri, Oct 24, after the 7:55pm screening of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a discussion will be held with director Justin Simien (via Skype). Moderated by Jonathan Waters, senior lecturer, Vanderbilt University’s cinema and media arts program. Visit www.belcourt.org to purchase tickets.
A satire about being a black face in a white place. Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in this witty and whip-smart satire about black militancy,
fantasies, and the commodification of blackness in the age of Obama. Nothing is black and white in this playful portrait of race in contemporary America.
All events scheduled for this year will be apart of an abbreviated version of the full festival, appropriately titled “2014 Festival Lite”. With support and direction of the new IBFFN Board of Directors and Advisory Committee, the festival is eager to return to its regularly scheduled format in 2015.
“2014 Festival Lite” will continue to offer unique and engaging programming inclusive of premiere screenings, workshops and networking opportunities throughout the year.
Over the next few weeks expect updates, highlights and exciting announcements. If you would like to setup an interview, obtain media credentials, synopsis, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the festival office at (615) 565-9256 or visit our website at http://www.ibffnashville.com.
IBFFN Presents the TN Premiere of Highly-Acclaimed Feature “Beyond the Lights”
“A Conversation With” Writer/Director Gina Prince-Bythewood & Actor Nate Parker on “Depiction of Black Love in Film”