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The Roxbury Film Festival opens June 17 – 26, 2021

The Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm), New England’s largest film festival celebrating people of color from around the globe, kicks off its 23rd festival with How it Feels to Be Free, a documentary by Yoruba Richen on Thursday, June 17th at 5:30pm ET followed by Memoirs of a Black Girl, a feature film directed by local Thato Mwosa. Both film screenings take place in person at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and online. An outdoor screening of the documentary feature debut of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), on Saturday, June 19th as part of a Juneteenth celebration.

The 23rd festival will close with director Jamila Wignot’s resonant biography, AILEY, which grants artful access to the elusive visionary who founded one of the world’s most renowned dance companies, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  AILEY will close the festival on Saturday, June 26 at 4:00pm ET in person at the MFA. Over TEN DAYS, RoxFilm will showcase feature-length narrative films, documentaries, shorts and animated films that are truly independent.

Other Activities

What: Kids & young adult activities

Who: organized by the Mothers for Justice and Equality.org

Why: for 9-12 ages, 13-14 and 15-18 ages. Contact: jlee@mothersforjusticeandequality.org

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On-Going

BASQUIAT artwork. Hip-Hop culture exhibit has been held over until July 25th at the Museum of Fine Art. – www.mfa.org


Institute of Contemporary Art Haitian exhibits www.ica.org July 3rd – Sept 6


Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”

Jul 1 – Sep 26, 2021
Coming to the Bridgitt and Bruce Evans and Karen and Brian Conway Galleries at icaboston.

#VirgilAbloh. People feel cool around this creative. Virgil is an AFRICAN American designer, a DJ, and has been the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection, Paris. OFF WHITE #offwhite



film: A BLACK BOSTON UPPER MIDDLE CLASS STORY

Watch the short film titled “GROUNDED, Black Professional Couples in Boston,” an Eastern Bank production, tells a story about African Americans who moved on up to executive pay income range and wield power and influence in town. view movie


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