International Black Women's Film Festival
Reception 6pm/Films begin 7pm
Two films wrapped in glamour, intrigue and mystery!
DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE tells the story of a Black woman who is passing as white. Her rising fame as a movie star raises the stakes, especially when she’s forced to make a decision that may crumble her entire world around her. Which direction will she choose?
The evening is topped off with the lyrically haunting film ECHO AT 11 OAK DRIVE. A man with a secret life sets off a series of hauntings when his wife witnesses an unspeakable act. The house they once occupied becomes a tape recorder that replays the horrors of the past on waves of occupants. Will the house continue to claim tragedy against its residents, or will someone learn how to stop the tape?
ECHO AT 11 OAK DRIVE stars talented actor Rockmond Dunbar, who is currently starring on F/X’s “Sons of Anarchy” as the morally conflicted Sheriff Roosevelt.
6:00 PM // RECEPTION
Light refreshments kick-off the evening and after work networking! Guests are encouraged to purchase from the BRAVA Theater concessions. Proceeds from the concessions supports BRAVA’s outstanding nonprofit programs and supports the venue!
7:00 PM // DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE
director Dawn Kamoche (USA, 2012) | Drama, Short | A Black woman who is passing as white in 1950′s America becomes a rising movie star, but her secret may unravel everything around her.
7:30 PM // ECHO AT 11 OAK DRIVE
dir Crystle Clear Roberson (USA, 2013) | Drama, Horror, Experimental, Feature //
In 1951, Pricsilla has fallen in love with a professional hit man (Abner) who uses 11 Oak Drive as his stash house and hideaway. But the true culprit is revealed when an unwanted intruder trespasses onto the property; creating a life-threatening situation and revealing a scandalous secret.
In 1973, Jean Luc is alone with his typewriter suffering from chronic writer’s block. But when his drug-use doesn’t spark the creative juices as usual, the character in his story (Clark) becomes frustrated with Jean Luc’s indecisiveness.
In 2011, Gina feels like a failure when her 13 year old daughter, Janel becomes pregnant. But when Janel discloses the shocking cause of the pregnancy, Gina decides to sell the house immediately.