Free outdoor screening! Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (USA, 2021, 117 min.).
The Roxbury International Film Festival
The Roxbury International Film Festival (ROXFILM) is the largest festival in New England dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color. Over ten days, the festival screens narrative and documentary features, shorts, animation, experimental films, and youth films, all of which present stories of people of color worldwide not often seen in mainstream media.
This year’s festival takes place virtually and in person. Don’t miss How It Feels to Be Free, an unprecedented look at the intersection of African American women artists, politics, and entertainment, streaming online opening night. And stop by the MFA on Saturday, June 19, for a free outdoor screening of Summer of Soul, a stunning documentary treasure from director Questlove featuring unearthed footage from the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.
ROXFILM is also partnering with ArtsEmerson to present A Reckoning in Boston and A Tale of Three Chinatowns, two documentaries with local relevance, as part of the monthly film series Shared Stories.
ROXFILM is proud of the thoughtful selection of films in this year’s festival—and you can enjoy each one from the comfort of your own home. Most of the films are followed by Q and As with filmmakers, so be sure to log in to Zoom to catch insightful post-screening discussions.
Film lovers can get the most bang for their buck with a festival pass and access all films for one low price. (Please note that the films are available to watch only on the specified dates.)
On-sale through Thursday, June 17.
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Shared Stories at ROXFILM
In partnership with ArtsEmerson, Shared Stories is a monthly film series in collaboration with the Boston Asian American Film Festival, Boston Latino International Film Festival, and the Roxbury International Film Festival that seeks to build community, shared conversation, and experiences through cinema.
A Tale of Three Chinatowns
Available to view 8 pm on June 23 through 10 pm on June 27
This feature-length documentary examines Chinatown neighborhoods in three American cities and the forces altering each community and the challenges that go with them.
Funders of the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston