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International Black Women’s Film Festival Presents “Seen: Modern Cinema by Black Women” (‘Girlhood’ Screens)

International Black Women's Film Festival Presents "Seen: Modern Cinema by Black Women" ('Girlhood' Screens)

Great news for those of you in the San Franciso bay area!

The International Black Women’s Film Festival will open its doors on December 4, 2014, with Céline Sciamma’s much-buzzed about French drama “Girlhood,” which will be preceded by the short film “Kasita,” a Dutch Caribbean film by director Gabri Christa. Both films are presented under the festival’s SEEN: MODERN CINEMA BY BLACK WOMEN sidebar, which highlights new, modern cinema by and/or featuring black women from around the world, with coming-of-age narratives in “Girlhood” and “Kasita” focusing on the perseverance of young black girls, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

Both Zeba and Wendy reviewed the film (at TIFF and LFF respectively), and both praised it! Read their thoughts here and here.

The 12th edition of the festival wills screen 30 films from 8 countries; and will run from December 4 – 14, at the New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St, Oakland, CA 94612.

The opening night celebration begins at 6pm and ends 9pm, and will include a reception including light hors d’oeuvres, photo opportunities and special appearances.

Tickets are $10 per person. To pre-purchase yours, and for more information on the IBWFF, go to: http://festival.ibwff.com.

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