Winston G. Williams,
Capital City Black Film Festival
The Capital City Black Film Festival will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at the Austin Convention Center. The festival will open on Aug. 30 with a 25th anniversary screening of Cool Runnings with stars Leon and Malik Yoba in attendance and continues on Aug. 31 with featured screening of Breaking Down Barriers: The C.R. Roberts Story, a civil rights documentary that chronicles the collision between the standout University of South California running back and Texas’ Jim Crow laws in advance of and during USC’s 1956 football game against the University of Texas in Austin. The festival also will honor the life and baseball career of the late Don Baylor, the Austin-born MLB player and manager. The festival’s narrative and documentary lineup also includes the Austin-area films Black Bodies, Breath of Faith, Consumed, and Two Priests in a Restaurant. Other events include the Youth Film Experience and the Youth Monologue Contest.
Aired: Aug. 16, 2016