ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Rhode Island Black Film Festival launches in April as we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Providence, the creative capital of Rhode Island - the birth of religious freedom and home to some of our nation’s iconic institutions in the arts and the New England slave trade, will serve as venues for the Screenings and Panel Discussions. venues hosting the Films.
The first and only Festival to feature a variety of documentaries and feature films with stories of experiences and culture of people of color. The festival takes place over 3 days, with workshops and film screenings happening at the Rhode Island School of Design, Beneficent Congregational Church and the Cable Car Cinema.
Rhode Island Black Film Festival
Presented by Toby Arch, LLC in Cooperation with AS220
Purchase Tickets and Locations
Beneficent Congregational Church 300 Weybosset St, Providence, RI
Rhode Island School of Design Museum 20 N Main St, Providence, RI
Cable Car Cinema 204 South Main St., Providence, RI
$10 General Admission
$45 Festival Pass (includes T-shirt)
Tickets and passes may be purchased at AS220 and online beginning March 1, 2018 Online ticketing is available at www.ribbf.org . Please note that a pass does not guarantee admission to the theatre. Pass holders must obtain tickets at the box office prior to each screening.
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Meet the Team
Founder & CEO
Ann-Allison Clanton born and raised in Providence Rhode Island is Marketing and Public Relations with Toby Arch Communications
Web Design & Marketing
Assistant Dean Lalli is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College, where she majored in Philosophy and earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctor degree, also magna cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2001
Reverend Cleo Graham
Shey Rivera Ríos
Social Media Marketing
Okolo Schwinn Clanton
Director, AFRI Productions own/operate a film/video production company that specializes in working with non-profits focusing on youth development and social issues.
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 check out Nixon's work for February- Black History month, in the “SONGS OF FREEDOM PLAYED ON CANVAS ”, an Urban Arts Program Exhibit at the University of Rhode Island Feinstein Campus in Providence. Many of the Providence Creative Capital Gems - the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Beneficent Congregational Church, Cable Car Cinema and the Lederer Theater -Trinity Repertory Company are among the host sites of Screenings and Panel Discussions and Film Festival events for the inaugural Rhode Island Black Film Festival, April 14-16.