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The Newark Black Film Festival (NBFF), celebrating its 40th Anniversary as one of the nation's defining voices on behalf of independent film, opens in Newark with adult screenings beginning on Wednesday, June 25, with a six-week run ending on July 30.   

Youth Cinema will be held on Mondays at The Newark Public Library starting July 7, and Wednesdays at the Newark Museum starting July 9.

The festival is a showcase for films that focus on the experiences and concerns of contemporary African Americans, as well as an outlet for films about the African-American experience from earlier eras.  The six-week festival is free to the public and provides emerging filmmakers, writers, directors and producers with a high profile outlet for their work.

The festival features the Paul Robeson Awards in 2014, a biennial competition established in 1985.  The Robeson Awards honor the spirit of Paul Robeson—renowned activist, performer and athlete. 

 

2014 NBFF



Bank of America OPENING RECEPTION: June 25, 5:30 pm

RSVP required; call 973.596.6550 or rsvp@newarkmuseum.org


2014 Youth Cinema


Monday, July 7, 10:30 am - The Newark Public Library
Wednesday, July 9, 1 pm - Newark Museum
Ages 4-12
(65 minutes)
 

 Mrs. Katz

MRS. KATZ AND TUSH

When Lames, a young African American, presents Mrs. Katz, a lonely Jewish widow, with a kitten without a tail, a lasting friendship develops. 
(30 minutes)

 Chicken Sunday

CHICKEN SUNDAY
After her grandmother dies, a young Ukrainian-American girl becomes attached to her African-American neighbors. 
(13 minutes)

Flossie

 

Sule NBFF

 

FLOSSIE & THE FOX
Plucy Flossie Finley asks a clever fox to prove that he is a fox before she will be frightened of him on her way to deliver a basket of eggs.
(11 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SULE AND THE CASE OF THE TINY SPARKS
In this animated film, a young African girl seeks to learn the meaning of the proverb: "Great fires erupt from tiny sparks."  She is guided in her quest by the proverb detective, Sule.  (11 minutes)

 

Directors: Shawnee and Shawnelle Gibbs

 

Writer: Rene Rawls




Monday, July 14, 10:30 am - The Newark Public Library
Wednesday, July 16, 1 pm - Newark Museum
Ages 5 +
(90 minutes)

RubyB

RUBY BRIDGES
When six-year-old Ruby Bridges entered school in 1960, she stepped straight into history, becoming the first black student to attend an all-white school in New Orleans.
(90 minutes)

 

 
Monday, July 21, 10:30 am - The Newark Public Library
Wednesday, July 23, 1pm - 
Newark Museum
Ages 4-10
(53 minutes)

JourneyBrown

THE JOURNEY OF HENRY BOX BROWN
Historic true tale of slave Henry Box Brown who mailed himself to freedom in a wooden box from Virginia to Pennsylvania.
(28 minutes)

Roberto

ROBERTO: THE INSECT ARCHITECT
A termite named Roberto follows his dream of becoming an architect and travels to the big city to find success.
(11 minutes)

Honey

 

 

  

YOYES

 

HONEY...HONEY...LION!
An African honey guide bird teaches a greedy honey badger a lesson about sharing.
(9 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YO! YES?
Two lonely boys who don’t know each other are brought together with a simple “Yo!” answered by the other one’s “Yes?” and the bounce of a basketball.
(5 minutes)



Monday, July 28, 10:30 am - The Newark Public Library
Wednesday, July 30, 1 pm -
 Newark Museum
Ages 5 +

(95 minutes)

Labou

LABOU
Three young friends set out to find a centuries-old pirate ship lost in the Louisiana Bayou, and discover adventure beyond their wildest imagination.
(95 minutes)

 


Wednesday, August 6, 1 pm - Newark Museum
Ages 5–12
(55 minutes)

Pied

 

 

Worm head

 

 

     

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THE PIED PIPER

Find out if the mysterious Pied Piper has a trick up his sleeve when asked to help the citizens of Hamlyn. 

(30 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORMHEAD
In this animated, award-winning film, young Jessie learns a lesson about accepting people as they are.

(13 minutes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINCOLN AND DOUGLASS
A story of the unusual friendship between two great American leaders at a time when equality was not yet established.

(12 minutes)

 

 

Wednesday, August 13, 1 pm - Newark Museum
Ages 5 +

(81 minutes)


Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS II

An unforgettable story of how one courageous girl bridged the gap between two cultures, and wound up changing history. 
(81 minutes)

 

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