Nixon Leger: The Artist Behind the Artwork

Haitian Artist Nixon Leger is the artists providing the Poster for the Rhode Island Black Film Festival. Nixon’s work has appeared in art shows in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York. Locally, in venues at the AS220 Gallery, Roger Williams University School of Law and the Rhode Island Department of Administration Gallery space. You can…

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Providence Journal Article: First R.I. Black Film Festival debuts

Film and social issues will intersect at the three-day event, which begins Saturday. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Black Film Festival, whose motto is “where social justice and cinema take a seat,” debuts in Providence this weekend. The festival, presented by Toby Arch Communications in partnership with AS220, will run Saturday, April 14, through…

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RIBFF posthumously honors actor Ben Powers

Alton Adelbert Powers (July 5, 1950 – April 6, 2015), known professionally as Ben Powerswas an American actor.Powers was best known for his role as Thelma Evans’s (portrayed by Bern Nadette Stanis) husband, Keith Albert Anderson, during the sixth and final season of the CBS sitcom Good Times (1978–79). He attended the Rhode Island School…

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Fabia Mendoza’s: WHITE HOUSE

The Rhode Island Black Film Festival welcomes the White House and filmmaker, Fabia Mendoza to the Rhode Island Black Film Festival for a screening of the controversial story behind the Rosa Parks’ Detroit home the civil rights icon lived. Following the threats on her life after the Montgomery Bus Boycott and before working for the…

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