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The Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival Kicks off August 7th

The 10th Annual Run&Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival has a strong list of films, shorts, events and parties this year

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Run&Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. The five-day festival is packed from beginning to end with a wide range of stories told through short films and features surely to delight all types of film fans. Events range from Q&As with directors to parties at Hooked Restaurant.

Below is the list of film titles and times as well as events for the weekend. For complete descriptions please see the attached PDF or visit the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival Website

LOCATIONS:

Lacoste/Macy’s House (Registration) , 30 Island Inn Road, Oak Bluffs

: 100 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs

: 56 R School Street, Oak Bluffs

, Edgartown

HBO Competition Finalists – indicated by *

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7TH

10:00 am - 4:00pm  Registration at The Lacoste & Macy’s House

11:30 am - 1:00pm - MV Performing Arts Center

Finding Grace – 14 minutes

Single Hills – 75 minutes      

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

Troublesome – 20 minutes

White Sugar In A Black Pot – 18 minutes

Johnny’s Leaving  – 9 minutes

The Collegians – 18 minutes

White Space – 9 minutes

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

*Have You Heard From Johannesburg: The Bottom Line – 86 minutes 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

The Jesse Owens Story – 60 minutes

Q&A w/Producer Stanley Nelson & New York Times Sports Columnist William C. Rhoden

Sponsored By: Wharton Sports Business Academy

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

Opening Film:  *Butterfly Rising – 90min

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8th

10:30 am - 4:00 pm Registration at The Lacoste & Macy’s House

11:30 am-1:00 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

Jackie – 17 minutes

Motown Mafia:  The Story of Eddie Jackson – 75 minutes

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm -MV Performing Arts Center

The Unforgiving Minute – 13 minutes

Mr. Right – 24 minutes

The Gantalist – 31 minutes

Junior and The Saint – 15 minutes

The Bluest Note – 15 minutes        

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

*Walls That Bleed: The Story of The Dudley-A&T Student Uprising – 98 minutes

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm -MV Performing Arts Center

The Married Bachelor – 6 minutes

Redemption For Colored Boys – 11 minutes

*Brooklyn Boheme – 74 minutes

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

Saatchi&Saatchi Nothing Is Impossible Producers Nominee                                          

*Wolf – 86 minutes

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH

10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Registration at The Lacoste & Macy’s House

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

4-1-9 – 18 minutes

The Christmas Tree – 12 minutes

Fanatic – 25 minutes

Brotherly Love – 17 minutes

Aide-De-Camp – 17 minutes

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - MV Performing Art Center

The Last/First Kiss – 16 minutes

Docket 32357 –  14 minutes

Scattered City – 13 minutes

Thicker Than Water – 14 minutes

Be Inspired:  The Life of Heavy D – 40 minutes

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - MV Performing Arts Center     

Dragon Fruit – 9 minutes

Burned – 24 minutes

Saatchi&Saatchi Nothing Is Impossible Award Nominee

* The Power Broker: Whitney Young’s Fight For Civil Rights – 54 minutes

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

Saatchi&Saatchi Nothing Is Impossible Award Nominee

* Homecoming  – 95 minutes

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

Saatchi&Saatchi Nothing Is Impossible Award Nominee

* Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution – 90 minutes

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Reception at Hooked Restaurant, Oak Bluffs

Harlem Fine Art Show Preview Gala Reception

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10TH  

10:30 am - 4:00 pm - Registration at The Lacoste’ & Macy’s House

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Oak Bluffs Public Library

This is How We Do It 2.0- The Olympics:  Commercial Production Workshop

Hosted by Saatchi & Saatchi’s NY EVP Deputy Director of Broadcast Production, Sheldon J. Levy

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

Brooklyn Shakara – 22 minutes

* Alaskaland – 75 minutes

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Lacoste/Macy’s/CNN Filmmaker Boat Ride

(Invitation Only) BlackDog Tall Ships

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

TagTeam – 34 minutes

The Second District – 26 minutes

Colored Confederate:  Myth or Matter of Fact? – 40 minutes 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

Taharuki – 12 minutes

Busted on Brigham Lane  – 20 minutes

Color Blind – 23 minutes

StoneFaced – 15 minutes

I Can Smoke – 18 minutes

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown

Run&Shoot Filmworks & Head and Heart Philanthropy present:

The Color of Conversation: A Screening of  *The Contradictions of Fair Hope*.

Hosted by Rashad Robinson, Exec. Dir. of Color of Change, Reception to follow - Come In Your Summer White Attire

10:00pm-1:00am - Hooked Restaurant

Party Like A Rock Star! with the legendary Chris Washington - Free with and All Access Pass or Day Pass

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH

10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Registration at The Lacoste & Macy’s House

11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Director’s Brunch (Invitation only) at Hooked

Presented by Lacoste/Macy’s and CNN

AAFCA: Media Pitch Session w/Special Guest Speakers

Moderated by Gil Robertson IV  – AAFCA

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

High Card Trumps – 6 minutes

Chasing York-The Making of a Black Heritage Stamp – 11 minutes

Sleep – 11 minutes

The Bully – 10 minutes

Saving Malcolm – 15 minutes

Why Do You Have Black Dolls  – 25 minutes

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Oak Bluffs Public Library

SAG Indie Presents: A Conversation with Darrien Michele Gipson, SAGIndie National Director

Pre-Post Production, Financial Assurances, Distribution, Life and Love

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

Saatchi&Saatchi Nothing Is Impossible Awards Nominee

* Dar-He: The Lynching of Emmitt Till – 90 minutes

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

Saatchi&Saatchi Nothing Is Impossible Awards Nominee

* The Last Fall – 95 minutes

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - MV Performing Arts Center

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Trivia Contest (prizes & giveaways) sponsored by Lacoste & Macy’s

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - HBO Short Film Competition & Awards Presentation*

Bump – 19 minutes

The Truth – 15 minutes

The Tombs – 29 minutes

Junior – 12 minutes

Curveball – 18 minutes 

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Awards Presentation by Saatchi & Saatchi and HBO

10:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Hooked Restaurant, Oak Bluffs

The Wrap Party with The Legendary Chris Washington – Free with an All Access or Day Pass

 

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