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SCREEN: Blackstar Film Festival

Sabela Grimes, AdiSea DAWNing, 2018, film, 4 min. Courtesy of the filmmaker.

SCREEN: BlackStar Film Festival


The BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and global indigenous communities, showcasing films by Black people from around the world. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Maori Karmael Holmes, BlackStar Film Festival founder and artistic director. Check for more information.

Priority tickets are available to MOCA members at any time on the day of the program. Thirty minutes before the program begins tickets will be released to non-members. One ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended.

To become a MOCA member, please contact the membership department at 213/621-1794 or