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7th Annual BlackStar Film Festival
Start Date: 8/5/2018
End Date: 8/5/2018

Event Description
These listings are for Sunday 8/5, for a full festival schedule click here
The BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global indigenous communities, showcasing films by black people from around the world.

Sunday, 8/5 in the Screening Room:
12:30pm - Beyond My Skin (Youth Narrative) BUY TICKETS
Adapted from the Short Film SKIN, Beyond My Skin is the teenage story of three best friends who are each experiencing dilemmas at home and at school, and depend on each other and Rutherford Creek as a source of support. Devin (Cole Selby), who is gender non-conforming, falls in love with the popular boy, Mason (JJ Becerra), who he thinks accepts him for who he is. Olive, (Isabella Ferreira) who has an overbearing mother, uses social media as an escape to talk to guys after making a mistake in the 8th grade. Being molested by her step father for years, Brynn (Jabriah Anderson), attempts to protect her little sister Trinity (Deysha Nelson), from his actions.

2:30 - Here On Out (Shorts Program)BUY TICKETS
Adolescence thrusts us into a rude awakening. Through the eyes of young people, these films portray the loss of innocence, the tempting call of independence, the failure of trust.
Contact Information:
Name: Pearlstein Gallery
Phone: 215-895-2548
Email: gallery@drexel.edu
Screening Room (rm 110)
URBN Center Annex | 3401 Filbert Street
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