September 30, 2023


Arts Eternal

Film Festival Flix Hosts Virtual Documentary Series BLK Docs, Centering Cinema and Media of the Black/ African Diaspora

Digging for Weldon Irvine screens April 8, from BLK Docs, on Movie Festival Flix

“We wanted to celebrate Irvine’s legacy, alongside celebrating the developing career of filmmaker Victorious De Costa, whose bridging of community activism and deft storytelling, should really be witnessed by as many audiences as attainable.” -Christopher Everett, Speller Avenue Films

Who is Weldon Irvine? A writer. A pianist. A composer. An arranger. And one of the most influential musicians you have possibly under no circumstances heard of. In “Digging for Weldon Irvine,” the 1st virtual screening of the BLK Docs collection on Film Festival Flix, award-winning director Victorious De Costa (Dirty Hearts, Like Seat), explores Irvine’s deep impact on the Black Arts Movement, the evolution of hip-hop, and the progress of modern-day jazz.

“Our digital screening of “Digging for Weldon Irvine” takes area on the 19th anniversary of Mr. Irvine’s death,” remarks Christopher Everett, co-founder of BLK Docs, “And so we desired to celebrate Irvine’s legacy, along with celebrating the rising occupation of filmmaker Victorious De Costa, whose bridging of group activism and deft storytelling, should really be noticed by as many audiences as achievable.”

Movie Festival Flix has a very long heritage of bringing leading, curated, independent cinema to a worldwide viewers. Established in 2011, the platform commenced web hosting virtual film festivals, and digital components of in-human being festivals, lengthy prior to COVID-19 pushed the whole film competition industry down the digital street.

“The wonderful detail about virtual film festivals and these area of interest virtual film screenings,” claims Amber Davis Johnson, Director of Communications for Movie Pageant Flix, “is that absolutely any person with an world-wide-web relationship can take part. Anyone who may perhaps have a true desire to search for and locate and take part in the wealthy neighborhood and cultural illustration that BLK Docs provides can do that no make any difference the place they are in the planet, and which is one thing that couldn’t automatically take place with in-particular person screenings in the previous.”

BLK Docs is a job created in partnership among two companies: The Luminal Theater and Speller Road Films.

The Luminal Theater is a nomadic cinema that supplies absolutely-curated exhibitions of diverse cinema and media of the Black/African diaspora, permitting artists to existing their work in just a one of a kind manufacturer of shared audience activities, centered in predominantly Black communities. The Luminal serves an keen inhabitants of filmmakers, media-makers, movie fanatics, several self-discipline artists, and art-minded people today, all wanting to use Black cinema to reignite creativity and media storytelling in the Black local community.

Started in 2015, Speller Road Movies is a Durham, North Carolina-based mostly resourceful film studio dedicated to developing and generating cinematic information in a assortment of mediums for the international market. Speller Road Movies also serves as a movie marketing and advertising and distribution consulting company giving a new lane for hybrid distribution and local community engagement approaches.

Intrigued viewers can participate by heading to and acquiring BLK Docs in the Virtual Festival menu. All programming on Movie Festival Flix can be accessed and seen by using any device—smart Television, computer system, tablet, or good phone—using acquainted applications like Apple Television, Amazon Hearth Tv, Roku, and more.

Film Competition Flix and BLK Docs count on to announce much more documentary screenings in the coming months. &#13

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