Film

The Roxbury International Film Festival

June 19–29, 2019

The largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color, the 21st Annual Roxbury International Film Festival gives voice to diverse cultures, both local and worldwide. Join us for a pre-festival celebration on June 19 with a free outdoor screening of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on the MFA’s Huntington Avenue lawn. The festival opens the following day with Jennifer Sharp’s surreal and cerebral Una Great Movie, and continues through June 29 with a varied lineup of narrative, experimental, and documentary films. The closing night film is Don’t Be Nice, a rousing doc about a team of young New York City slam poets competing in the National Championship.

Most screenings are followed by a discussion with the filmmaker or filmmakers.

In This Series

Film

June 19, 2019
7:00 pm–10:30 pm

Directed by Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, and Rodney Rothman (USA, 2018, 116 min.). Digital. English with open captions.

Film

June 20, 2019
4:30 pm–7:00 pm

Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (USA, 2019, 120 min.). Digital.

Film

June 20, 2019
7:30 pm–10:00 pm

Directed by Jennifer Sharp (USA, 2019, 96 min.). Digital.

Film

June 21, 2019
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Directed by David Weathersby (USA, 2018, 56 min.). Digital.

Film

June 21, 2019
5:00 pm–7:30 pm

Directed by Christina D. King and Elizabeth A. Castle (USA, 2018, 67 min.). Digital.

Film

June 21, 2019
8:00 pm–10:00 pm

Directed by Tchaiko Omawale (USA, 2018, 81 min.). Digital.

Film

June 22, 2019
10:30 am–12:00 pm

Directed by Yoruba Richen (USA, 2018, 51 min.). Digital.

Film

June 22, 2019
12:30 pm–2:35 pm

Directed by Mustapha Khan (USA, 2019, 55 min.). Digital.

Film

June 22, 2019
3:00 pm–5:45 pm

Various directors.

Film

June 23, 2019
10:30 am–12:30 pm

Directed by Jennifer Sharp (USA, 2019, 84 min.). Digital.

Film

June 23, 2019
1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Directed by Jodi Gomes (USA, 2018, 90 min.). Digital.

Film

June 23, 2019
3:30 pm–5:10 pm

Directed by Nicole Whippy, ’Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Mīria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Dianna Fuemana, and Becs Arahanga (New Zealand, 2019, 90 min.). Digital. Fijian, Tongan, Roviana, Samoan, Cook Islands Māori, Niuean, English, and Maori with English subtitles.