African American Film Series

2021 Schedule for the 15th annual African American Film Series:

 

Black Panther

Wednesday, February 3 | Virtual Film Screening
6pm 

Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

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Screening sponsored by Union Cinema and Union Sociocultural Programming. 

 

Black Lens MKE: Black Love and Joy week

The following films will be available to view during the week of February 8 through February 13. Once the link is opened, there is only a 48 hour period to access and view the film.

 

Olympia

February 8- February 13  | Virtual Film Screening

A struggling Chicago artist finds herself at a crossroads in life, overwhelmed by changes and needing to make a critical decision in her relationship.

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Screening sponsored by Black Lens MKE and Union Sociocultural Programming. 

 

The Outsider Story

February 8- February 13 | Virtual Film Screening

An introverted editor living a vertical life in his second-floor apartment, Charles is always on deadline and in a rut. When he locks himself out of his building, he’s forced to go horizontal and confront the world he’s been avoiding in search of a way back inside.

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Screening sponsored by Black Lens MKE and Union Sociocultural Programming. 

 

Somewhere in the Middle

February 8- February 13 | Virtual Film Screening

Four lovers find themselves caught in a tangle of intersecting relationships in this engaging, New York set romantic drama that explores the ripple effects of love and obsession. Developed through a yearlong improvisational process and alternating between three different perspectives, Somewhere in the Middle centers on a once-happy couple whose marriage spirals into a series of emotionally messy affairs.

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Screening sponsored by Black Lens MKE and Union Sociocultural Programming. 

 

Sylvie’s Love

Saturday, February 13 | Virtual Film Screening

When a young woman meets an aspiring saxophonist in her father’s record shop in 1950s Harlem, their love ignites a sweeping romance that transcends changing times, geography, and professional success.

This film will be screening for one night only*

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Screening sponsored by Black Lens MKE and Union Sociocultural Programming. 

 

Short Film Program

 

Wali & Zuri

February 8- February 13 | Virtual Film Screening

Wali, 13, attempts to make a new group of friends after being invited to play basketball. When his pesky younger sister Zuri, 10, forcibly tags along, he sacrifices their relationship to fit in and ultimately learns what is most important.

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Screening sponsored by Black Lens MKE and Union Sociocultural Programming. 

 

Pillars

February 8- February 13 | Virtual Film Screening

After seeing a boy she likes before church, Amber sneaks out to the Sunday school bathroom during the service and is given her first kiss.

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Screening sponsored by Black Lens MKE and Union Sociocultural Programming. 

 

Tender

February 8- February 13 | Virtual Film Screening

After an unexpected one-night stand, two women at very different stages of their lives share an even more intimate morning after.

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Screening sponsored by Black Lens MKE and Union Sociocultural Programming. 

 

Sonnie

February 8- February 13 | Virtual Film Screening

Single father Deon “Sonnie” Casey, who has faced hardship, is determined to provide a better life for his son and finds strength and solace in competitive weightlifting.

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Screening sponsored by Black Lens MKE and Union Sociocultural Programming. 

 

Junebug

February 8- February 13 | Virtual Film Screening

A writer is inundated with memories as she struggles to tell the story of growing up with her dysfunctional musician father.

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Screening sponsored by Black Lens MKE and Union Sociocultural Programming.