The largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color, the 20th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival gives voice to diverse cultures both local and worldwide. Join us for a pre-festival celebration on June 20, including a free outdoor screening of Black Panther on the MFA’s Huntington Avenue lawn. The festival opens the following night with the dazzling animated film Liyana, about a Swazi girl who embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers, and continues through June 30 with a varied lineup of narrative, documentary, youth and experimental films.

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In This Series

still from black panther

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Black Panther
June 20, 2018
7:00 pm10:45 pm

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Liyana preceded by live storytelling
June 21, 2018
7:00 pm9:30 pm

Directed by Amanda and Aaron Kopp (Swaziland/Qatar/USA, 2017, 77 min.). Digital.

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Nossa Chape
June 27, 2018
3:00 pm5:05 pm

Directed by Michael and Jeff Zimbalist (USA, 2017, 102 min.). Digital.

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Shorts 4: Awakening
June 27, 2018
5:30 pm7:30 pm

Various directors.

Jewel's Catch One Film Still

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Jewel's Catch One preceded by Paul
June 27, 2018
8:00 pm10:00 pm

Directed by C. Fitz (USA, 2016, 90 min.). Digital.

still from dawnland

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Dawnland preceded by The Fabric of America
June 28, 2018
3:30 pm5:30 pm

Directed by Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip (USA, 2017, 86 min.). Digital.

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Tress: Artists and Angels, Masters of Natural Hair preceded by Like Fine Silk
June 28, 2018
6:00 pm7:30 pm

Directed by Michele Ervin (USA, 2017, 68 min.). Digital.

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Charlie Preceded by Proclamation Punctuation
June 28, 2018
8:00 pm9:40 pm

Directed by Bobby Huntley (USA, 2017, 83 min.). Digital.

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Birth of a Movement preceded by '63 Boycott
June 29, 2018
2:30 pm4:50 pm

Directed by Susan Gray and Bestor Cram (USA, 2017, 75 min.). Digital.

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The Rape of Recy Taylor
June 29, 2018
5:30 pm7:30 pm

Directed by Nancy Buirski (USA, 2017, 91 min.). Digital.

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Jinn
June 29, 2018
8:00 pm10:00 pm

Directed by Nijla Mumin (USA, 2017, 91 min.). Digital.

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Bending the Arc
June 30, 2018
10:30 am1:00 pm

Directed by Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos (USA, 2017, 102 min.). Digital.

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