2018 Schedule and Ticket Info

WELCOME TO THE 8TH ANNUAL GARY INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

The ​8th Annual Gary International Black Film Festival launches with a ​Pre-fest KICK OFF Evening​ featuring music, small bites a sneak peek at upcoming films. Featuring over ​40 short and feature-length films​ that explore a variety of themes reflecting the complexity of the Black diaspora, this content rich indie film festival promises a host of filmmakers, engaged audiences and lively post screening dialogue. There are a variety of films to capture the imagination of old and young alike. This year's fest will feature two screening locations: Indiana University NW Savannah Hall, 3400 Broadway | Arthouse: A Social Kitchen 411 E. 5th Ave.

Thursday, October 11

This Event Takes Place @ Arthouse: A Social Kitchen 411 E. 5th Avenue

A FUNKY FESTIVAL PRE FUNK WITH DJ MIKE FLEXX

Kick off the festival with music, cocktails and small bites with DJ MIKE FLEXX

 

Born and raised in the city of Gary, Indiana, DJ Mike Flexx began spinning at the age of 12 years old. In his 21 years in the business, he has been the chosen dj for many celebrities and known for creating some of the hottest remixes in Chicago.

 

Pay what you can – tickets available at the door only. Cash and cards accepted.

Arthouse: A Social Kitchen

411 E. 5th Ave

Friday, October 12

Festival Opening Day | Indiana University Northwest Savannah Hall - 3400 Broadway

11 AM RECKONING: FACING OURSELVES – Short Film Showcase

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A collection of shorts that explore the ways we come to face with our internal selves

1 PM STANDING YOUR GROUND: Short Film Showcase

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Exploring the ways we stand up and stand out.

6 PM RED CARPET RECEPTION Indiana University Northwest Savannah Hall

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Music, Red Carpet Experience food and great folks!

Opening Night Film 1 ANGRY BLACK MAN Dir. Menelek Lumumba

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Taking place in real time, "1 Angry Black Man" provides a voyeuristic view of the difficult conversations young people engage in. Filmmakers Menelek Lumumba and Hans Charles in attendance.

Saturday, October 13

These Films and Events Are Held @ Arthouse: A Social Kitchen - 411 E. 5th Avenue

12PM YOUTH FILM SHOWCASE

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A collection of short films by, for and about our most valuable resource, young people

2PM BLACK FILM NOW:OUR TIME, OUR CULTURE, OUR STORIES – Film and Panel

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Filmmaker Michael Dennis "MikeD" founder Reelblack.com joins Gary's own Angela Crook, and radio and television industry veteran Paul Porter "BlackOut: My 40 Years in the Music Industry"

4PM BLACK MAGIC: BLACK FUTURE- Short Film Showcase

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Magical realism and Afro science fiction take the stage in this short film collection.

6 PM THE COLOR OF MEDICINE

A documentary about the rise and fall of St. Louis, Missouri’s premier black hospital that at one point in history, trained the largest number of Black doctors and nurses in the world.

Saturday, October 13

These Films And Events Are Held @ Indiana University Northwest Savannah Hall - 3400 Broadway

12:30PM – NAVIGATION: THE WAYS WE MOVE IN THE WORLD – Short Film Showcase

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Finding our way often takes many forms. This short film showcase explore wayfinding through a different lens

3PM LIVING AND LOVING WHILE BLACK – Short Film Showcase

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Living is complex. Loving even more complex. Stories of life and love

6PM Saturday Spotlight: VAYA (Screens with the short GREY WALLS)

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VAYA pays homage to the Tsotsitaal namesake meaning to go." VAYA chronicles the innocence lost by three young South Africans who journey away from their rural homes on a train bound for Johannesburg.

8PM – Late Night Ladies Night Film – THIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES

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THIS ONE'S FOR THE LADIES explores the sexual and social identity of contemporary black America through intimate, eye opening and often hilarious accounts from women and men who find love and community in the underground world of exotic dancing.

Sunday, October 14

All Films and Events Are @ Indiana University Northwest - 3400 Broadway

11 AM THE POSSIBILITY OF HER – Dir. William Feagins

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"The Possibility of Her" is a feature-length documentary which highlights 12 women of color who are actively involved in non-traditional careers or passions

2 PM SPILLED MILK (Screens with the short ALWAYS A THORN)

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Two lifelong friends. One blood disease. Follow their journey as one suffers from Sickle Cell, an often stigmatized and excruciatingly painful disorder that mostly affects African Americans.

4PM GIBFF HONORS | TRIUMPH: THE UNTOLD STORY OF PERRY WALLACE

Narrated by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, TRIUMPH is a unique window on America's civil rights movement that chronicles Perry Wallace's evolution from a reluctant pioneer in the final throes of the Jim Crow era to a determined game-changer.

6PM Closing Night Film – DISCONNECTION NOTICE

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Close out the festival with a laugh! Rubin Whitmore's Disconnect Notice is a comedy we can all relate to.