The seventh annual BlackStar Film Festival, which showcases independent cinema by black and brown filmmakers from around the world, will take place off August 2nd through the 5th at a variety of venues around Philly, from Lightbox Film Center to the ICA to Johnny Brenda’s and World Cafe Live. In preparation for the event, director Maori Karmael Holmes released a minute-long trailer by filmmaker Rashid Zakat. The video is a vibrant composition featuring portraits of women of color rolling over what appears to be a new song from Philly rapper Ethel Cee and DJ lil’dave, an uptempo jam with the motivational hook “go hard or go home.”
This year 60+ films will be screened at the Black Star Film Festival; more information and tickets can be found here.
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