Film festivals to go to, Martha’s Vineyard dates and a tip about the next BlackBoston.com advance movie screening event.

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Filmsworks are going up on the big screens be they gigantic outdoor drive-in movie type screens ( Roxbury will have this this summer), or the traditional film festival circuit amd commercial theater showings, you’ve got a lot to watch in the summer of 2021.

The Run and Shoot African American film festival https://www.mvaaff.com/ runs for a week starting August 6 – 14th.

On Martha’s Vineyard the Ninth Annual Filmusic festival screens June 24 to June 27, then its Documentary Week August 2 through August 7. The marquee Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival opens Sept. 7 through Sept. 12. The Women in Film Festival takes place Oct. 15 to Oct. 17 on MV. More information is available at mvfilmsociety.com/festivals.

The Woods Hole Film Festival is August 7th https://www.woodsholefilmfestival.org/

The Boston Film Festival is September 23rd. https://www.bostonfilmfestival.org/

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“My Name Is Pauli Murray | Prime Video
in theaters September. We’ll let you know about the advance screening

Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen
Produced by Talleah Bridges McMahon

Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist, priest and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South— who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time. Told largely in Pauli’s own words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey.

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