BlackStar 2019.

Welcome to BlackStar Day 2! 

Yesterday, we held our inaugural BlackStar Pitch. Stay tuned for when we announce the winning pitch at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday. We also hosted exciting panels, including the Critics of Color session. The opening night film, Jezebel, was a success, and filmmakers graced the red carpet in style. Glory Edim a.k.a. Well-Read Black Girl shared her favorite moments at the festival on our Instagram. And of course, the opening night party was a great way to celebrate the beginning of our 8th festival season!

A sneak peak at the merch available at BlackStar 2019!
Day 2 Highlights.
Shorts Program 3

12:00pm | Pearlstein

Films: Blackwood, CAP, The Field, On the Clock, Peripatético, Sisters
A Q&A with directors will follow this program.

These shorts explore family dynamics and the life circumstances that complicate them.

Temporada (Long Way Home)

Dir. André Novais Oliveira
Philadelphia Premiere
2:20PM | Pearlstein

Juliana moves from her hometown to a bigger city for a new job. She meets new people, makes friends and has new experiences that start little by little to change her life.

Black Like Who? A Conversation about Afro-Latinx Identity, Politics, and Representation

4:00pm | ICA
Presented by Firelight Media

Join us for a candid conversation with Afro-Latinx artists and cultural workers as they discuss their lived experiences, the contemporary conversation about Blackness in Latinx communities, and the role that nuanced stories can play in fostering solidarity across the African Diaspora.

Did you catch us in the news?
Box Office.
$12 General Admission
$8 Students/Seniors (in person only, ID required)
$6 BlackStar & Lightbox Member (in person only, membership card required)

Note: Free events require online registration; check schedule page for info. 
The BlackStar Audience Awards are an opportunity for you to show your enthusiasm for your favorite films screened in the festival. Vote here.

Ballots are arranged by program. After every screening, click on the link for the program you just viewed. Please rate each film in that program with a score from 1-5 stars with ‘5’ representing your highest opinion. We strongly encourage you to vote right after you attend each screening. If at all possible do not share devices when voting.
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