Pass The Popcorn: Blackstar Film Festival 2014 [Trailer] + Tickets & Passes
Okayplayer.com is proud to partner with the Blackstar Film Festival ahead of the 3rd annual fest, which runs from July 31st to August 3rd in Philadelphia, PA. The festival "celebrating films by and about artists from throughout the African diaspora" is set to return with an amazing round of films. The screenings will include regional, national and international film premieres from filmmakers representing over 20 countries. The festival places the spotlight on sonic innovation, achievement and exploration with the announcement of this year's theme, Music Is The Weapon - a Fela Kuti documentary and philosophy near and dear to our hearts. Til Infinity: Souls of Mischief and Time Is Illmatic are amongst the films slated to be screened at the fest. Blackstar makes its highly-anticipated return in bold fashion with the arrival of the official festival trailer shot and edited by Rashid Zakat and Maya Yu Zhang. The trailer features Melanie Cotton paying tribute to Rosie Perez with a spot-on performance that will undoubtedly excite Spike Lee fans, especially as people around the globe continue to celebrate the 25th anniversary his classic film Do The Right Thing. Check out the trailer below to get the latest from the Blackstar Film Festival. Take a look at the 2014 schedule and purchase tickets and festival passes via blackstarfest.org. Follow @BlackStarFest on Twitter to stay up to date. Stay tuned for more from the Blackstar Film Festival.