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The 10th Annual Twin Cities Black Film Festival promises to bring the excitement of independent film to a whole new level. The 2012 TCBFF is hosted and sponsored by The Film Society of Minneapolis St.Paul to showcase cinemas' most provocative work at the St. Anthony Main Theater September 27-30.
This year familiar sponsors such as HBO and Chipotle are joined by W Hotels, Microsoft, Vitamin Water, Patron, Hipnotic, McDonalds and Metro Transit, whose generous support will help spread the word about the four day event that will showcase some of the most unique and entertaining films from around the country.
Tickets on sale now! $10 Regular $8 Film Society Members + Passes Available Soon!
For more information on the 2012 Twin Cities Black Film Festival visit the official website: www.tcbff.org.
The Bodyguard 130 min
Opening this year is the 1997 romantic-thriller hit Bodyguard, starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner! Frank Farmer (Costner), a former Secret Service Special Agent haunted by his past, is hired to protect Rachel Marron (Houston), a world famous music and movie superstar, after she receives death threats from an anonymous stalker. Directed by Mick Jackson
Theme: Soundtracks and Movie T Shirts!
Wear your favorite Movie T Shirt while we play soundtracks from different films!
Enjoy our 10 Year Annivesary Cake, food and beverages and our Special DJ at this Fun Event. Admission is free with Opening Night Film Ticket!
Sponsored by Acura, Microsoft, Hipnotic and Vitamin Water
Ali Speaks 6 min
A tribute to the legend Muhammad Ali (Eddie Goines), and the lasting effect his greatness has had on our society.
The Spook Who Sat By the Door 102 min
The Spook Who Sat by the Door is a 1973 film based on the novel of the same name by Sam Greenlee. It is both a satire of the civil rights struggle in the United States of the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy. Dan Freeman, the titular protagonist, is enlisted in the Central Intelligence Agency's elitist espionage program as its token black. Upon mastering agency tactics, however, he drops out to train young Chicago blacks as "Freedom Fighters."
Join the Soul'cial Network & The Twin Cities Black Film Festival hosting our
Second Festival Reception! Enjoy great people great vibes and great music.
Sponsored by Acura
High Card Trumps Director Present 6 min
Lois, a headstrong woman and soon-to-be champion grandmother, is anxious to share her good news with the volunteers of her monthly Support-Our-Troops bake sale. But when an Arab mother joins them, Lois's pride and her definition of patriotism are challenged.
Second Chance U Director Present 43 min
Second Chance U tells the story of the MCTC basketball team. Consistently one of the best teams in the country at the Junior College level. The MCTC Mavericks religiously gave street kids a second chance at life, with giving them the discipline to redirect their lives. In 2009 they went to the National Championship game, in 2010 the program was terminated. Watch the injustice that occurs. In this day winning isn't everything...
A Sister's Love Director Present 28 min
A story of a woman with a troubling past who pushes forward to fulfill a lifetime dream.
Enjoy designs by local designers Hilda and Satu at this event.
Swag Bags,great music, drink and food specials available.
Sponsored by Seven Sushi and Steak Ultra Lounge, Vitamin Water, Macys, and Patron
Minnesota's 1000 Miles from Immigration Reform Director Present 29 min
A documentary on immigration in Minnesota and around the country.
Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game Director Present 118 min
Marcus and Richard have been best friends for years. Richard is smooth with the ladies and his best friend Marcus likes to play video games far more than any other person on the planet. Somehow the two manage to click but when Richard meets the love of his life CJ and her best friend Gazelle how can he get Marcus who is obsessed with video games to snap out of it long enough to get them to think they are cool. To make things worse a player hater keeps showing up to challenge Marcus's skill with the controller and Richard's skills with keeping the situation under control. Meanwhile Marcus's only concern is getting the new GS4. It's a crazy comedy about video games and relationships.
Quand le Bonheur Director Present 19 min
In the suburbs of Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso, Pousnoago, an old beggar woman, find Samira, a weeping little girl, sitting at the foot of a tall tree near the road. The old woman strikes up a friendship with her and discovers gradually that the poor little girl’s parents were assassinated in Ivory Coast by militaries during the war that opposed the Governmental Army and the New Forces. Therefore, she was repatriated to Burkina Faso and arrived at Ouagadougou where nobody knows to her. The old woman, very shocked by the little girl’s tragedy, decides to adopt her. Unfortunately, meningitis W135 will put an end to Pousnoaga’s hope.
Join Vitamin Water and TCBFF as we close out our 10 Year Festival Celebration
at the W Living Room!
Closing Night swag Bags, cocktails music and fun!
Sponsored by Acura, Vitamin Water, and Black Heart Rum