Meet directors and stars of the opening day films and other filmmakers and stars during the 2017 SDBFF Opening Reception. A catered affair (hors d'oeuvres and spirits). Dress to impress! Then, catch the 2017 SDBFF Opening Day Films. The purchase of a ticket allows you access to both the reception and films. But you could choose to attend the films only depending on your schedule. Or you could attend both. The Opening Day Reception and Films is a fund raiser.
Reception: April 27, 6PM Location: San Diego Black Film Centre (Grossmont Center) Opening Films: 7:30PM Location: Reading Cinemas (Grossmont Center)
OPENING DAY FILM
Then There Was You: (World Premiere) Feature Drama, 84 mins., USA, 2016. Dir. Adewale Bajare. (Starring Taurean J. Royal, Lashawnda Batts-Bowser). In a heart-wrenching love story, a ladies man gets more than he bargained for when he falls for a spoken word artist who introduces him to the true meaning of life.
w/ The Untimely End of Ms.Xing: Drama, Short, 25 mins., USA, 2016; Dir. Jeff Cohen. An aspiring surgeon learns the value of surrender when she crashes into a free spirited care giver.
OPENING DAY FILM & FILMMAKERS RECEPTION $50
(Three ways to purchase below.)
1. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE BELOW: If using PayPal, your tickets, passes or other purchases will not be mailed to you. Your PayPal receipt is your ticket to the film or event. Therefore, you must print-out your PayPal receipt and bring with you to the film or event. No cell phone display of a PayPal receipt will be accepted. Again, you must print your PayPal receipt on paper and bring with you to act as your ticket. If you are unable to print-out a PayPal receipt, please do not purchase a film ticket or event ticket via PayPal. Instead, you should purchase your tickets at the festival box office or at the film or event location. You must bring a valid ID that matches the name on your printed PayPal receipt. A Paypal account is not required to purchase. All sales are final. Absolutely no refunds unless a film or event is cancelled.
2. PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE BOX OFFICE: All film tickets, passes, and events can be purchased at the San Diego Black Film Festival Office (220 West "G" Street, Suite E., San Diego, CA 92101). Starting April 26, a festival box office will also be available at the Black Film Centre located at the Grossmont Center.
3. PURCHASE TICKETS AT FILM OR EVENT LOCATION: You may also purchase your film or event tickets on the day of the event at the actual location of the film or event. In this case, simply show up at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the film or event and attempt to purchase your way in. However, there is no guarantee that the event or film would not have already sold out. Therefore, it might be a good idea to advance purchase your film or event ticket on the day of the event from the festival box office located at the Black Film Centre. Or, purchase online on the day of the film or event.
OPENING DAY RECEPTION & OPENING DAY FILM (Reading Cinemas, Grossmont Center)
OPENING DAY FILM (Reading Cinemas, Grossmont Center)