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MAYOR LONDON BREED & BE INVINCIBLE, A WOMEN'S SUMMIT TODAY JUNE 14
June 14, 2019

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6/14/2019
 
MAYOR LONDON BREED & 
BE INVINCIBLE, A WOMEN'S SUMMIT JUNE 14
 
San FranciscoHosted by San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed and San Francisco City Administrator Naomi Kelly "be INVINCIBLE" slated today was programmed to inspire women to recognize and activate their personal power and collective strength, provide tangible takeaways and build diverse coalitions to create real solutions to challenges - all in an inviting, inspiring, and energizing environment.  Not simply a networking event, "be INVINCIBLE," ending soon, is a unique and energizing experience for more than 1,000 participants, with inspiring keynotes, dynamic break-out sessions and exhibits, and performances by some of the Bay Area's most talented artists, singers, dancers and poets.  Find Out More Here!
SAN FRANCISCO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL XXI
San Francisco-"The Last Black Man in San Francisco"- Not
so much, thanks to the San Francisco Black Film Festival's mission and stand on cultural awareness of the African Diaspora worldwide.  
2019 San Francisco Black Film Festival
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More than eighty films will be screened at the San Francisco Black Film Festival when the sun sets on Sunday.  Director's Kali O'Ray and Katera Crossley are working diligently with San Francisco's Juneteenth Celebration and sponsors to ensure African American presence is still noted in "the City." San Francisco Black Film Festival XXI held a pre-event media briefing at the Cinemark Century 9 & XD at San Francisco's Westfield Centre on Wednesday honoring late San Francisco Public Defender & filmmaker Jeff Adachi. Films Disparity and Neko Wilson Social Biography were screened prior to a panel discussion on prison reform with panelists: Former Judge Karen Clopton; Civil Rights Attorney Pamela Price; Civil Law Attorney Jacq Wilson and Criminal Defense Attorney, Jacque Wilson, a member of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office.  District 5 Supervisor Vallie Brown addressed the audience and former Supervisor Sophie Maxwell was among the attendees.
It is "Black Music Month" and in alignment with the beats, The San Francisco Black Film Festival opened last night with "Guitar Man" at the FilmMore Grand Theater (formerly Yoshi's) followed by networking with filmmakers.    
TONIGHT-Friday Night-THANK GOD!
 
FRIDAY 6:00pm The FilmMore Grand Theater (Formerly Yoshis)1330b Fillmore | San Francisco, CA 94115Teddy Pendergrass - If You Don't Know Me
ACTIVIST, ACTOR, PRODUCER, FRIEND OF SAN FRANCISCO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL, DANNY GLOVER GIVES A DOUBLE PORTION @SFBFF WITH TWO FILMS
Actor, Activist, Humanitarian, Producer and BFF of SFBFF will showcase two films at  The San Francisco Black Film Festival, XXI and will be in attendance.
SATURDAY:
The Robeson Effect
The Robeson Effect Trailer
The Robeson Effect Directed by Juney Smith
FILM SCREENS SATURDAY, 7:00 P.M.
FilmMore Grand Theater (Formerly Yoshi's)
1330b Fillmore Street
 
SUNDAY:
STRIVE
 
Strive (2019) Trailer
Strive (2019) Trailer
 
Strive Directed by Robert Rippberger 
FILM SCREENS Sunday, 4:35 P.M. 
AAACC
Buriel Clay Theater
762 Fulton Street
(Includes short films: "My Brother Wes" by Tom Suzuki;
"LiME" by Donta Storey and Dontal Storey)"  
 
Danny Glover will be in attendance at both screenings
"Thank you, Danny for always being a BFF of SFBFF." 
How 'Bout Some Pre-Fourth of July Fun @ SFBFF... 
Remember, Steve Urkel of Hit TV Show "Family Matters," Well, He's All Grown Up...Jaleel White is a French Professor Now in the "Fifth of July," Comedy! And it's a laughing matter!
Film by Camilo Vila, Monty Fisher, Mercedes Neves-Hatchwell  
FILM SCREENS SUNDAY, 12:00 P.M.
AAACC NIA Room
762 Fulton Street
Speaking of Old Sitcoms... Tatyana Ali, ("Fresh Prince of Bel Air") stars with Mira Sorvino ("Mighty Aphrodite") in "Doe".... love her line in the trailer to Timothy Davis (husband) "Who are you John?"  "This is Us" Faithe Herman showcases her talent on the big screen as well.
"Rachel" Tatyana Ali  with husband "John," Timothy Davis in film DOE .
Directed by Justin Foia
(Click Image for Trailer)
FILM SCREENS SUNDAY, 4:00 P.M.
JHC Screening Room
1330 Fillmore Street
VISIT WWW.SFBFF.ORG FOR FULL SCHEDULE OF 80 PLUS FILMS!
SPONSORS TO DATE:
 
The San Francisco Black Film Festival XXI, thanks the following sponsors: California Arts Council; Bill Graham Memorial Foundation; San Francisco Arts Commission; PGE; San Francisco BayView Newspaper; KPOO; KMEL; KBLX; HellaBay, Oakland International Film Festival; SF Village Project;  San Francisco Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (Thanks for providing paid SFNCBW Doris Ward Workforce Development & Employment Training interns)  and San Francisco Business and Professional Women, IncAdd Your Name As A Sponsor Here. There is always time to support the on-going multicultural work of the San Francisco Black Film Festival.   Call Jackie Wright, 415 525 0410. See sponsorship levels or go to www.sfbff.org and click on donate button. 
International 
The San Francisco Black Film Festival XXI Salutes DIFF 2019 in Durban South Africa, July 18-28, 2019
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