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Presenting Black Cinema starting February 3

Presenting Black Cinema is a series curated by specialty guest programmer Saidah Russell to spotlight the unique and varied experience of black cinema.

Saidah Russell currently works as a Film Programmer for Rooftop Films, helping to curate their Summer Series and assisting with administering their Filmmakers Fund annually. She is also a Shorts Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival.  She has experience working on screening committees for several festivals, including Tribeca Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, and Indie Memphis Film Festival. She has also been on review committees for AT&T Presents: Untold stories, Athena Film Festival’s Writers Lab, Black Public Media’s Open Call, and the HamptonsFilm Screenwriters Lab. She is the Director of Programming for the TIDE Film Festival, an emerging Brooklyn-based festival dedicated to showcasing work by filmmakers of color.

Each weekend we have films that are paired into specialized categories: Musicals, Afro-Futurism, Southern Gothic/Horror, and Contemporary Black Directors.

Check out the schedule below. Showtimes May Vary. Tickets will be on sale soon at

Feb 3: School Daze

Feb 4: The Wiz

Feb 10: Neptune Frost

Feb 11: Black Panther

Feb 17: Eve’s Bayou

Feb 18: Tales From the Hood

Feb 24: Till

Feb 25: Judas And The Black Messiah