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Rhode Island Black Film Festival Presents: Drumline

Fall is here and the Rhode Island Black Film Festival celebrates an October tradition at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) HOMECOMING. The Rhode Island Black Film Festival (RIBFF) marks this tradition with “BLACK CLASSICS UNDER THE STARS”, Saturday, October 15, 5:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Innovation District Park, 120 Peck Street in Providence. 

Drumline is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen comedy-drama film directed by Charles Stone III. The screenplay, which was inspired by the Southwest Dekalb High School Drumline, was written by Tina Gordon Chism and Shawn Schepps. The film follows a young drummer from New York, played by Nick Cannon, who enters the fictional Atlanta A&T University and bumps heads with the leader of his new school's drum section. Zoe Saldana, Leonard Roberts and Orlando Jones also co-star.

Thanks to our sponsors The 195 Innovation District, the City of Providence Arts, Cultural and Tourism Office, NAMIC-New England and the Providence Republican City Committee, the screening is Free. Go to the following link to sign up for the free screening.  October 16 is the rain date. 

Established in 2017, the Rhode Island Black Film Festival is an independent film festival that focuses primarily on black film—works by Black members of the film industry.  The Film Festival provides a platform for social justice issues and the cultural achievements of African-Americans and persons of African descent.  It is held to recognize achievements of film actors of African descent and to honor films that stand out in their portrayal of Black experience. For additional information about the Film Festival email or call 401-996-1166. 


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