In BU Today: To Do Today: Roxbury International Film Festival
The Roxbury International Film Festival, New England’s largest film festival celebrating people of color, was created in 1999 to showcase independent films and diverse experiences throughout the world. The annual volunteer-run production will hold 68 screenings of feature-length, short, documentary, and animated films. The 10-day lineup kicks off with Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, a documentary about the Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s life and literary career on Thursday, June 20, at 4:30 pm at the Museum of Fine Arts.
On Cambridge Day: ‘CodeSwitching’ doc exploring Metco busing crosses river for a Roxbury Film Festival role
“CodeSwitching” from Cambridge’s Interlock Media uses documentary footage, theatrical sets, animation and original music to explore the Metco busing system for students of color.
On Hoodline: 3 music events to look forward to in Boston this weekend
Enjoy a live music performance featuring Bilal at the Hiberian Hall this Saturday. Philadelphia native Bilal is a R&B artist with a background as a classically trained opera singer. Hiberian Hall, a civic and cultural center, hosts the singer for a night of sounds.
In The Bay State Banner: The Roxbury International Film Festival enters 21st year
The Roxbury International Film Festival is back for its 21st year, running June 19 through June 29. The ten-day festival is the largest festival in New England celebrating filmmakers of color and features films by local and international artists at venues around Roxbury and at the Museum of Fine Arts.