Film Schedule

Film Series: DC4Reel

Fierceness Served! The ENIKAlley Coffeehouse
Michelle Parkerson - USA - 35 mins

From 1982 to 1989, the legendary, though often overlooked, ENIKAlley Coffeehouse was a gathering and performance space for Black queer culture and activism. It laid the foundation for what is able to exist today. Venues for social activities and support and safe havens against racial discrimination and homophobia were desperately needed, especially during ... more

Saturday, April 23
6:00 PM

The First Step
Brandon Kramer - USA - 89 mins

D.C.-based City of Trees director Brandon Kramer returns to FilmFest DC with another insightful documentary, this time following activist Van Jones on his quest to get prison reform legislation passed. The journey goes from inside the White House and Congress to the homeless camps and battered streets of Los Angeles and West Virginia as Jones tries "bringing ... more

Friday, April 22
6:00 PM
Sunday, April 24
3:15 PM

Imagining the Indian
Aviva Kempner, Ben West - USA - 95 mins

Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting is a documentary that examines the movement behind ending the use of Native American names, logos, and mascots in the world of sports and beyond. The film details the current uprising against the misappropriation of native culture in a national reckoning about racial injustice that has succeeded ... more

Friday, April 29
6:00 PM

Life After the Gunshot
Joseph Richardson, Che Bullock - USA - 99 mins

In the United States, 100,000 people are shot annually. The threat is particularly pronounced in poor urban communities. To halt the cycle of escalating violence, university professor Dr. Joseph Richardson launched a unique hospital-based, multi-year project in the Washington, D.C. area to deeply engage with those who are rarely heard—young Black men ... more

Monday, April 25 - Thursday, April 28

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