Location: 2600 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, OH – 45220

FADE2BLACK: A RETROSPECTIVE Celebration of Black American Cinema 1910-PresentF2B is set in our own Queen City of Cincinnati, Ohio. This extraordinary display of Black American film from race movies to the present, pays tribute to the significant history, culture and contributions of Black Americans to American Cinema. Education-based, the F2B2017 Film Festival Preview is a glimpse into the event scheduled for 2018.

Screening approximately a dozen films with discussions and various programs over 2 1/2 days, from Oct. 12-14, 2017, FADE2BLACK’17 picks up the initial thread cast in 1910 by Peter P. Jones, William Foster, and others, traveling that road to the brilliant tapestry of Black American cinema we have today. From Oscar Micheaux to Julie Dash, Melvyn Van Peebles, Neema Barnett, Spike Lee to Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels, Steve McQueen, Ava DuVernay, Raoul Peck and more, with as many stops as possible along the way.

Based out of the University of Cincinnati’s Film and Media Studies Center, FADE2BLACK promises a unique view into the genre of  Black American cinema.

Guest Host, Danny Glover helms the Opening Night featuring award-winning PBS documentary, MIDNIGHT RAMBLE: Oscar Micheaux and the Story of Race Movies. Initially done for the American Experience, MIDNIGHT RAMBLE was produced by Pamela A. Thomas with Bestor Cram of Northern Light Productions, Boston, Thomas lives here in Cincinnati currently and is Founder, Executive Director & CEO of Black Folks Make Movies and the FADE2BLACK Film Festival.

A brief Cocktail Reception begins the event followed by a Welcome & Introduction to F2B and RAMBLE by Guest Host Danny Glover, with an informal panel scheduled after MR. Panelists include Pam Thomas, Co-Producer Bestor Cram, MR Researcher Paul Deare & local film critic, TT Stern-Enzie.

Open Reception on campus follows a discussion.

Tickets are $10 General Admission per 2-hour session (free to current UC Students with ID); $125 for VIP Pass (includes off campus, ticketed VIP Reception 10/13/17);$50 Day Pass and $25 for the Production Master Class. All tickets available online at www.brownpapertickets.com and locally, Just Q’In (Walnut Hills location) and the UC Student Center. For information on schedule visit http://www.blackfolksmakemovies.org.