Sun, Aug 20|
Black August Film Festival | Pasadena, CA
Come see Biking While Black at the Black August Film Festival. We are screening at 7:30pm in a block of short films with other shorts: The Black Mr. Rogers and Pride. Tickets for the full day are $15 – check out the lineup here: https://blackaugustfilmfestival.com/2023-selected-films
Time & Location
Aug 20, 7:30 PM PDT
Pasadena, 236 W Mountain St UNIT 106, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
About the event
The Black August Film Festival will be held on August 19-20, 2023, at the Flintridge Center in Pasadena. The festival will welcome films about social issues around the world. Black August is an annual commemoration and prison-based holiday to remember Black freedom fights and political prisoners and to highlight Black resistance against racial oppression. It takes place during the entire calendar month of August. Black August was initiated by the Black Guerilla Family in San Quentin State Prison in 1979 when a group of incarcerated people came together to commemorate the deaths of brothers Jonathan P. Jackson (d. August 7, 1970) and George L. Jackson (d. August 21, 1971) at San Quentin State Prison. The Black August Film Festival Is unique because it only welcomes films that deal with social stigmas, and issues, from oppression, and minimum wage to the prison population and police abuse, to a variety of other topics. The festival will be filled with thought-provoking content and panels.