Opening Day Film & Reception

Our Opening Day Film & Reception is the official kickoff of the 2015 San Diego Black Film Festival. Opening day is always filled with fun, excitement, celebrity guests, and of course, our enjoyable opening day films.

Date: Thursday January 29
Time: 6pm (Reception) 7:30pm (Film)
Location: Reading Cinemas, Gaslamp Quarter



 (Feature, Documentary, 64 mins, USA, 2014; Dirs. Marcos Barbery, Sam Russell).
Native Americans of  African descent, 
known as the Freedmen, struggle for
membership, dignity and 
acceptance into the Cherokee, Seminole, Creek,
Choctaw, and 
Chickasaw Nations. 


w/Hate From A Distance:
(Drama, Short, 19 mins., USA, 2014; Dir. Dan Ireland).
A young Southern boy is caught in the middle of his father’s hatred of an African

American family who have resided on a peanut farm for the last one hundred years.

NOTICE: All Paypal purchases are held at will-call. The tickets will not be mailed to you. Instead, your order will be held in your name and ready for pickup. Will-call is located at the theatre. Do not call the theatre to inquire about will-call purchases. Instead call us directly at (619) 234-0022. Will-call opens January 28, 2015 (11am) and will remain open each day of the festival for pickup. You should pick up your tickets at least an hour or more prior to show time. A Paypal account is not required to use your credit card for purchases. However, you must bring your Paypal receipt in order to pick up your purchase.


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2015 SDBFF Awardees:
Best Cutting Edge: Lakay, Cancer Pimp
Best Short: Rise Up, The Double Deal
Best Foreign: Camp 72, Turbulences
Best Christian: God's Amazing Grace
Best Documentary: Am American Assent
Best Drama: No Weapons Formed Against Us
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Sarpong, No Weapons...
Best Actors: Steven Anderson, Jr., Eugene Lindsey
Best Directors: George Potter, Andrew Adkins
Best Film: By Blood
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