Oakland International Film Festival Opens with Help of Friends Akonadi Foundation, Jack London Regal, Holy Names University & Others
With sixty-five films from around the world and tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Oakland International Film Festival is a platform for independent filmmakers and affirms Oakland as a point of destination for the arts.
Among the directors of films at the Sixteenth Annual Oakland Film Festival are several women filmmakers including: Leslie-Ann Coles; Melody Miller; Lyntoria Newton; Cheryl Fabio; Jackie Wright; Tamara Perkins; SaraTaborga; Lara Lee; and Alon Chan. Click Article Title to read more and visit www.oiff.org for more information.
Inspiring Vietnam Related Documentary at Oakland International Film Festival Screens @ Grand Lake Theater 3/5/18
"Love Separated in Life...Love Reunited in Honor" tells the story of Black, White and Asian families who joined together in a moment in time to give homage fifty years after the Vietnam War to Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr., who died as an honor guard for Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara on March 9, 1964. Sp5 Wyley Wright was exhumed from a segregated cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida and his wife Ouida Fay McClendon Wright, who died March 9, 1970 leaving their four children, was exhumed from a cemetery in Columbus, Georgia and they were reburied March 10, 2014 at Arlington National Cemetery. The story continued with two of the four siblings who went to Vietnam to find the "Shannon Wright Compound," named in honor of their father and 1st Lieutenant Kenneth A. Shannon. The film directed by Jackie Wright and Jack LiVolsi will be one of the sixty-five films of the 16th Annual Oakland International Film Festival, April 3-7, 2018.
As the Jewish Faith and Christian Faith converge over Passover leading to Resurrection Sunday, W.E., shares an appeal from Rabbi Zalman Shmotkin Director of Chabad.org. This message was sent on the Eve of Chametz or Maundy Thursday. In the spirit of Psalm 122:6. praying for the peace of Jerusalem and remembering St. Paul's writings including Romans 11:26, "All Israel shall be saved," see how your offering can make a difference.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50th Assassination Anniversary, Resistance & Resolutions at Oakland International Film Festival
April 3-April 7th, the 16th Annual Oakland International Film Festival marks Oakland as a destination for the Arts, a place of resistance and resolutions among its screenings, panels, and parties. Collaborating with 1st Saturday's a volunteer initiative, Made in Oakland and its sponsors, The Oakland International Film Festival brings food for thought with 65 films from around the world. Read more and visit www.oiff.org. Wright Enterprises Community Spotlight notes, Jackie Wright's "Love Separated in Life...Love Reunited in Honor co-directed with Jack LiVolsi of Jackson Street Productions in San Francisco will be screened April 5, 2018 in the 5:30 pm-7:30pm block at the historic Grand Lake Theater.
BHM365 @ Mills College hopes to see you at our special evening that explores the correlations between spirituality and resistance in the African American Community.
Forbes of Historic Riverside Church NYC Where Dr. King Spoke Out Against Vietnam Speaks On Good Friday at Third Baptist
April 4th is the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Good Friday, James A. Forbes, Pastor Emeritus of the historic Riverside Church in New York City, where Dr. King spoke out against the Vietnam War, April 4, 1967, a year to the date before he was assassinated on April 4, 1968, will be the keynote speaker announcing a national movement.
"Where Do We Go From Here?" Oakland International Film Festival Honors King & Hosts Films From Around The World
The Oakland International Film Festival recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and hosts sixty-five films from around the world from April 3-7 including "Made In Oakland" as the festival affirms Oakland as a destination city. The theme of the festival comes from Dr. King's speech, August 16, 1967, "Where Do We Go From Here?" Get Details of the News Conference.
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Join the San Francisco Foundation on Wednesday, March 28, for "The Art of Resistance in the Bay Area," a conversation with four renowned Bay Area artists who have worked in various mediums across social justice movements. From the beat of the drum to the stroke of the brush to the power of the spoken word, art has been central to the Bay Area’s long history of activism. Read More.