The largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating film by, for and about people of color, the 18th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival gives voice to diverse cultures both local and worldwide. This year’s festival includes Damon Kwame Mason’s Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future, a film that brings to light the contributions of black players to ice hockey. Also, don’t miss the opening night films The Amazing Nina Simone followed by a musical performance by acclaimed vocalist Valerie Stephens, and Driving While Black.

Festival passes are available now on the RIFF website.

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Opening Night: The Amazing Nina Simone
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
5:00 pm7:30 pm

The Amazing Nina Simone by Jeff L. Lieberman (USA, 2015, 105 min.). This enchanting documentary tells the story of one of America’s most beloved and...

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Opening Night: Driving While Black
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
8:00 pm9:55 pm

Driving While Black by Paul Sapiano (USA, 2015, 94 min.). This dark comedy follows the police interactions of a black kid from LA. Dimitri delivers...

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La Isla
Thursday, June 23, 2016
4:00 pm5:30 pm

La Isla by Ahmed Boulane (Morocco, 2014, 84 min.). Ibrahim, a Moroccan soldier, is sent to a deserted island off the Mediterranean coast of Morocco....

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Before I Do preceded by Reservation for Three
Thursday, June 23, 2016
6:00 pm7:30 pm

Reservation for Three by Steven Bennet (USA, 2015, 14 min.). A romantic dinner for two is upended when a high-strung woman serves up a meal-time...

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Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future
Thursday, June 23, 2016
8:00 pm10:00 pm

Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future by Damon Kwame Mason (USA, 2015, 82 min.). This film brings to light the unknown contributions of black...

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RIFF Shorts 1: Redemption
Friday, June 24, 2016
4:00 pm5:30 pm

Visiting Day by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor (USA, 2015, 8 min.). Three times a month, family counselor and doctoral student Daisy Gomez takes her...

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Confused by Love
Friday, June 24, 2016
6:00 pm7:30 pm

Confused by Love by Crosby Tatum (USA, 2016, 71 min.). After only one year, Ferguson and Tiffany Marie Middlebecker’s marriage is suddenly on...

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A Girl Like Grace
Friday, June 24, 2016
8:00 pm9:55 pm

A Girl Like Grace by Jacquin DeLeon (USA, 2015, 94 min.). Raised by her single mother (Garcelle Beauvais), a bullied 17-year-old (Ryan Destiny) seeks...

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RIFF Shorts 2: Youth Shorts
Saturday, June 25, 2016
11:00 am12:00 pm

The Skin I’m In by Rajaiah Jones (USA, 2016, 6 min.). Three black females share their experiences on life, insecurities and what it means to be ...

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Daddy Don't Go preceded by Bona Vida Skool
Saturday, June 25, 2016
12:30 pm2:30 pm

Bona Vida Skool by Anthony “BonVida” Flores (USA, 2016, 17 min.). This is the story of two teens who decide to skip school and journey into the...

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RIFF Shorts 3: Remembering
Saturday, June 25, 2016
3:00 pm4:30 pm

Ancestry by Nerissa Williams (USA, 2015, 15 min.). An alien lands on Earth and begins to settle into everyday life in 1588 Ethiopia. Gracie by...

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Southeast 67
Saturday, June 25, 2016
6:30 pm8:00 pm

Southeast 67 by Betsy Cox (USA, 2015, 82 min.). Devastated by the arrival of crack cocaine in the 1980’s, Washington, DC became known as the “murder...

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