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BSFO Film Premieres

Join the Black Staff and Faculty Organization (BSFO) in viewing films from the San Francisco Black Film Festival (SBFF) during Black History Month! All films will be shown in Franklin Lobby 1, beginning at 12 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 25

“Gladys Brown”

After being cheated out of her dream job, a long-suffering receptionist plots revenge. (Run time: 12.5 minutes)

“La Vie Magnifique de Charlie”

A carefree woman struggles to remain so, even after the death the love of her life: her sister. (Showing part two. Total run time: 1 hour, 23 minutes)

“To Raise a Child”

Olivia Jones, up until now, believed that her son was killed by a white police officer. Just seven months after her son was shot and killed, Olivia pulls herself together to host a family dinner while dealing with the loss of her son and the strain on her marriage. Tensions and emotion arise amid conversations about love, grief and police brutality. (Total run time: 20 minutes)

Thursday, Feb. 28

“Pushing Skills”

A street-smart hustler uses his invention to give people extraordinary skills for few hours but finds himself in trouble when the wrong people hear about it. (Run time: 15 minutes)

“Jabari Keating”

Upon making a life altering decision, Jabari Keating is a candid first person narrative film that explores his personal reflections, life experiences and trials and tribulations as an African American in present day America. (Run time: 10 minutes)

About the SBFF

The SBFF’s mission is to celebrate African-American cinema and the African cultural diaspora, while showcasing a diverse collection of (short and full-length feature) films from emerging and established filmmakers. This is accomplished by presenting back films, which reinforce positive images and dispel negative stereotypes. We provide a forum for the work of film artists from around the world — particularly the Bay Area — to be viewed and discussed.

SFBFF believes film can lead to a better understanding of and communication between, people of diverse cultures, races and lifestyles, while simultaneously serving as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.

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