1.Kathy Cotton, director, "A Place at the Table: African American Pioneers of Silicon Vallery," screening at SFBFF XXI, 12 noon, June 15, at the African American Art and CultureComplex, 762 Fulton Street, SF http://www.kathycottondigitalstoryteller.com/news
2. Nana Daffuor, SPRINT, June 20-21, 7:30 pm, $15-25 @East Bay Community Space, 507 55th Street, Oakland, CA https://www.sprintmovement.com/performance
Presented by Nana Duffuor and directed by Dazié Rustin Grego-Sykes, Sprint is a powerful stage performance blending film, theater, poetry, music, and dance to tell the coming of age story of Nana—a queer black child of Ghanaian immigrants, discovering herself (and her dignity) in White America.
In the era of #BlackGirlMagic, Sprint begs the critical question: "What happens when magical black girls break?"
Charles Curtis Blackwell
3. Jeff M. Giordano, dir."THE GOD GIVEN TALENT: THE CREATIVE LIFE OF CHARLES CURTIS BLACKWELL," screening tomorrow, June 15, 12 noon as a part of SFBFF XXI 2019, has been directing independent films since 2004’s "Among Garbage & Flowers". He has interviewed over 80 people for documentary productions. Giordano has completed 4 full-length documentaries. Most recently, "The God Given Talent: The Creative Life of Charles Curtis Blackwell" (2019): the 70 minute-documentary has its World Premiere at the San Francisco Black Film Festival XXI on June 15, 2019.