A one of a kind event is coming to Providence this weekend, as the Rhode Island Black Film Festival is set to take place starting this Saturday April 14 and going through the 16th.
This festival, which launched in coordination with the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, is going to be the first of its kind to fully feature documentaries and feature length films about people of color and their stories and experiences. The weekend will also feature many different workshops, happening all over Providence in places like the Rhode Island School of Design, Beneficent Congregational Church and the Cable Car Cinema.
Some of the films being screened include “Cabin In The Sky,” “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary” as well as a few others. After certain films, there will be opportunities to talk to the filmmakers.
The event, as a whole, will cost around $10 for each ticket and $45 for the weekend and this option includes a t-shirt. Tickets can be purchased at RIBFF.org. Also on the website, different information can be found not only about the festival but also about the committee that runs the festival.