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© 2023 International Black Film Festival

BLACK AND BLUE is a fast-paced action thriller about a rookie cop (Academy Award® nominee Naomie Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson) as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage

 

Directed by:   Deon Taylor

Written by:  Peter A. Dowling

Produced by: Sean Sorensen

Executive Producers: Joshua Throne, Roxanne Taylor

Cast:  Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp, Nafessa Williams

 

This film is not yet rated by the Motion Picture Association of America

 

Thursday, Oct. 3 / 7:30p / Johnson Ctr

BLACK AND BLUE

A father and son discuss police shootings in America

Thursday, Oct. 3 / 7:30p / Johnson Ctr

THE TALK

Micheal Trainer is a lawyer at the center of a trial in which a for-profit foster care agency puts a known sex offender into the same foster home as his young client Jamal, with catastrophic results. Michael, a successful litigator with a long career protecting corporate interests, wants nothing to do with Jamal’s case until a Judge forces him to accept it. Initially, he sees Jamal as a kid off the streets looking to grab a piece of corporate profits. But, when Jamal refuses to settle the case for any amount of money, Michael begins his representation in earnest. As their work together reveals the horrifying depth of the corrupt and abusive for-profit foster care agency, Michael is transformed from cynical skeptic to fierce warrior in the pursuit of justice.

VIEW TRAILER

Director: Youssef Delara 

Cast: Mathew Modine, Louis Gossett Jr., Shane McGhie

Friday, Oct. 4 / 8:15p / Johnson Ctr

FOSTER BOY

An African American teenage girl struggles with issues of her skin color. She decides to ask her best friend to be her date to the school dance. Upon his disapproval of darker skin, she decides that bleaching her skin will make things better for her. Her mother, who bleached her skin when she was younger catches her with the bleaching products and tries to prevent her from making the same mistake as she once did.

Written & Directed by Chavez Caley

Produced by Wasly Castillo

Friday, Oct. 4 / 8:15p / Johnson Ctr

SKIN I'M IN

Two Beats One Soul

LOREEN'S GOTTA BOOGIE

It’s 1978. Loreen is torn between her dreams of being a Soul Train Dancer & honoring her traditional Filipino heritage.

Directed by Bobby Yan