Screenings/Events at The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Screenings will take place at the Reva and David Logan Center, 915 E. 60th Street in the Screening Room (201) on the second floor. Tickets are currently available to the public for purchase through our website. We urge you to purchase online as soon as possible. Tickets and seating are General Admission for this location. Black Alphabet Film Festival tickets are not and will not available at the Logan Center box office. Any tickets still available on festival dates will be sold on a first come first serve basis at the door. Rollover any image below and click the "Get Tickets" link to purchase your tickets NOW!

For information on how to be a part of the planning process for our 2017 season please contact David Dodd at david.dodd@blackalphabet.org

    A sneak peek of Black Alphabet Film Festival's 2017 season.

90 Days
By Nathan Hale Williams & Jennia Fredrique Aponte
A riveting story of love, integrity and compassion, 90 DAYS explores a beautiful couple's relationship and the life altering decision they each must make after ninety days of dating. Fueled with gripping performances by an extraordinary cast of actors led by Teyonah Parris and Nic Few, 90 DAYS is a groundbreaking cinematic piece of art that confronts the human experience of overcoming one of life's greatest perceived challenges.

Special Guest: Nathan Hale Williams
Writer / Director / Executive Producer
Nathan Hale Williams is a storyteller and multi-hyphenated entertainment professional who is also an award-winning filmmaker and author, entertainment attorney, success coach, television producer and personality. Nathan is the executive producer and producer of the NAACP Image Award and GLAAD Media Award nominated film, Dirty Laundry. He also produced and starred in the film, The Ski Trip.

Special Guest: Nic Few
Actor / Activist
Nic Few is an actor and human rights activist born in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated Clark Atlanta University with an MA in education administration and later Brown University with a Masters in Fine Arts. Through acting/writing and service to the community, Nic has been afforded the opportunity to perform in many television and film roles. He is also an accomplished stage actor.


Missed Connections
Written and Directed by Michelle Sam
Missed Connections is a love story. Two twenty somethings meet at Burning Man and have the time of their lives, but forget to exchange contact info. They both post to a "missed connections" type board in hopes of finding one another again. As they search, they navigate their careers, lives, and society's expectations of them.


Michelle Sam
Writer / Director / Executive Producer
Michelle Sam is a writer, actress and self taught filmmaker recognized by the Chicago and Madison chapters of national arts organization, RAW: Natural Artists. Michelle graduated from Rice University with a B.A in Sociology and Visual and Dramatic Arts. She further developed her voice and directing skills studying sketch comedy and improv at Second City Chicago and iO Chicago.

Angelica Ross
Business Woman / Actress / Executive Producer
Angelica Ross is an American businesswoman, actress, and transgender rights advocate. She is the founder and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises, a firm that helps employ transgender people. As an actress and composer, she known for Her Story (2015), The Daily Show (1996) and I Am Cait (2015) and can currently be seen in the television series CLAWS on TNT.


Jewel's Catch One
Written and Directed by C. Fitz
Jewel’s Catch One’s documents the oldest Black owned disco in America and establishes the legacy of businesswoman, activist, and healer, Jewel Thais-Williams, who stood up against hate and discrimination for 42 years. The story of Jewel and “The Catch” celebrates four decades of music, fashion, celebrity, and activism that helped change the course of our country.

C. Fitz
Director / Writer / Executive Producer
Dancing Pictures
C. Fitz is a creator, director, writer, and producer, as well as a television and marketing veteran. Her previous films include “Rancid,” “No More Roses,” “ShowGirls, Provincetown, MA,” and “A Tribute to Jewel Thais-Williams.” As a filmmaker, Fitz often shines a light on and celebrates the real heroes in our world.

Jewel Thais-Williams
Business Woman / Activist / Film Subject / Producer
Jewel Thais-Williams opened the famed Jewel’s Catch One Disco as a business venture during the economic recession of 1972/73. By 1975, Catch One Disco was an underground hot spot. After she bought the building and opened the three dance floors, The Catch became a disco-refuge for blacks who faced racial and gender discrimination in L.A.’s white gay discos.


Sara Jordenö
Director / Writer
Sara Jordenö is a Swedish born, NYC-based documentary filmmaker, visual artist, researcher and educator, whose projects often concern communities facing different types of marginalization. In the process of making these works, she's collaborated with sociologists, activists, community organizers and members of the communities that she investigates.

KiKi
By Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon
Through a strikingly intimate and visually daring lens, KIKI offers a riveting and complex insight into safe spaces created and governed by LGBTQ youth of color, who demand happiness and political power. An exciting coming of age story about agency and resilience through the artform of voguing, transformed into an artistic activist subculture, called the Kiki Scene.

Twiggy Pucci Garçon
Writer / Activist / Film Subject
Twiggy is Associate Program Director the True Colors Fun in NYC. With over 8 years of experience in the field of general and specialized health education and direct services, for the young LGBTQ community. Twiggy has collaborated with artists, filmmakers, academics and policymakers to increase visibility of both creative and sociopolitical agendas.

Dana Flor
Director / Producer
Dana Flor is a documentary director and producer based in Washington D.C. She wrote and directed the Emmy winning documentary “Latinos in Beisbol”, and Emmy-nominated documentary “Cesar Chavez”. Teamed with Toby Oppenheimer, she co-directed and produced THE NINE LIVES OF MARION BARRY, a feature length documentary about the infamous former DC mayor and politician that appeared on HBO

Check It
Directed by Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer
CHECK IT explores the undying friendship between a group of bullied kids who formed an inner-city LGBTQ gang in Washington, DC in 2009. As vulnerable gay and transgender youth, they’ve been shot, stabbed, and raped. Their unbreakable bond is tested every day as they fight to stand up for who they are in a community relentlessly trying to beat them down.


Toby Oppenheimer
Director / Producer
Toby Oppenheimer  is a documentary director, producer, and cinematographer based in  Brooklyn, NY. Along with Dana Flor, he co-directed/produced and shot The Nine Lives of Marion Barry for HBO. In 2017, he directed and shot The End: Last Days Inside the Obama White House for CNN Films. In 2016, he won an Emmy award for his work as director for the series Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain.

Michael Paulucci
Writer / Director
Michael Paulucci is an award winning filmmaker based in Chicago. His films have screened at dozens of film festivals nationally and internationally, and his first feature film, Tasmanian Tiger, has garnered four best feature film awards on the festival circuit. In June of 2015 he worked with Spike Lee, Common, and Joakim Noah to create a PSA campaign, #rockyourdrop, for the Noah’s Arc Foundation.

pronouns
Written and Directed by Michael Paulucci
A teenager from the South Side of Chicago decides to do a true identity reveal during a spoken word performance, only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest.

Cagney Gentry
Producer
Cagney Gentry is a director and producer based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has been producing documentary and narrative films for 11 years. His short films have played festivals and been awarded top prizes and his commercial work has also been awarded across a variety of platforms. His most recent work is the feature length film, Harvest (2015) which is currently finishing its festival rounds.

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