The Tucson Black Film Club’s Annual Film Festival will be virtual this year as it was last year because of the COVID Pandemic. Preview our film selections and then join us Saturday, February 20, 2021, for a zoom discussion and synopsis. Akeelah and the Bee (2006). Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, and Keke Palmer dazzle in this inspiring story of a young girl’s talent, determination, and achievement. The winner of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, this film will make you cheer and is perfect for Black History Month. The film is included in HBO and Amazon Prime subscriptions; or can be rented for $3.99 on YouTube, Google Play, iTunes, etc. Special participation in the Akeelah and the Bee discussion with the NAACP Tucson.
Sounder (1972) The late Cicely Tyson as well as Paul Winfield star in this box-office hit that earned numerous Academy Award nominations as well as awards from several international and national film societies. It’s about love, survival, and hard choices. Sounder screens free of charge at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMD5Pg-IrTk&feature=emb_logo.
Join the Tucson Black Film Club for a synopsis of the films and an online discussion at this Zoom address:
The award-winning cartoon Hair Love rounds out this mini-festival. Hair Love is also free on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNw8V_Fkw28.
Our activities are supported by St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church and Africana Studies at the University of Arizona.