Serenade for Haiti
April 7, 8 & 14, 2017
“Music is our refuge,” says a student at the Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Shot over a seven-year period both before and after Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, this vibrant and inspiring tribute to the students and teachers of Sainte Trinité testifies to the role that art can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances."
Story of a 3-Day Pass (50th Anniversary)
Friday, April 7, 2017
Melvin Van Peebles’ first feature film describes the experiences of a Black American soldier who is given a weekend pass in Paris. Quite by chance, he meets a French girl, Miriam, and they take a trip to Brittany together. The simple context of a love affair is not really the subject of this film—it is really a sentimental comedy in which racial problems are treated with subtlety and wry humor.
The Incredible Jessica James
Saturday, April 8, 2017
As an aspiring playwright and children’s theater coach on the rebound from a long-term relationship, former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams brings her unique mixture of blunt outspokenness and warm vulnerability to this low-key comedy about the search for love and success in the big city, enlivening a tried and true genre with a delightfully fresh perspective.
Friday, March 3, 2017
Join sf|noir for a special screening and discussion of the award-winning film, Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins. Presented by Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland and Mills College, this community screening of the award-winning film, Moonlight, is followed by a panel discussion with artists, students, educators and artivsts working at the intersections of identity & power and is presented in conjunction with the current art exhibition "And It Don't Stop."
I Am Not Your Negro
Sunday, November 6, 2016
In the summer of 1979, James Baldwin was preparing to write about the murders of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, but only set down 30 pages of notes and never completed the book. Taking these writings as a focal point and using a mighty range of archival footage from the Civil Rights era to the present, director Raoul Peck has made a profound and unforgettable work about the Black experience in America.