July 19, 2018
The 2018 Blackstar Film Festival will take place Thursday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 5.
The festival, now in its seventh year, celebrates black cinema. Over four days, films that capture the black experience as well as the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and indigenous communities from around the world will be screened, says Blackstar.
There are 82 films representing 18 countries to choose from on this year's schedule. Feature films, documentaries, short films and experimental films are included in the lineup.
This year there's no official theme.
"We’re examining the state of women broadly and also exploring science fiction, romance, gentrification and family ties through the short and feature films included," states Blackstar on its website.
Tickets for each screening will be $12 (Blackstar members, seniors and students receive a discount). There's also an option to purchase an all-access festival pass for $150, which offers priority seating for screenings and priority entry to all parties, panels and workshops.
Screenings will take place at three locations in Philadelphia's University City: Lightbox Film Center, the Institute of Contemporary Art and Pearlstein Gallery.
Thursday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 5
$12 individual tickets; $150 festival pass
Multiple venues in Philadelphia