Winston G. Williams,
Capital City Black Film Festival
The Capital City Black Film Festival will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at various Austin venues with kickoff screenings on Aug. 28 and 29. The festival will offer a preview screening of the new Blumhouse chiller Don’t Let Go on Aug. 28 at the Alamo Mueller with the new Blumhouse chiller, Don’t Let Go and will hold a 35th anniversary screening of Purple Rain on Aug. 29 at Hanovers 2.0. Opening and closing nights are TBA. Other feature films to screen at the Austin Convention Center on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 are the documentaries Emanuel and Out of Omaha and the Austin-made documentaries America: Back to the Wild, Wild West and I Always Were Supposed to be Here. Guests include Emanuel producer and Austin native Julius Tennon, who founded JuVee Productions with his wife Viola Davis, and Capital City Black Film Festival ambassador Sheri Shepherd. The Capital City Black Film Festival also includes the Youth Film Experience, the Youth Monologue Contest, and panels devoted to rising black women in the film industry and influencing diversity and positive change in Hollywood.
Aired: Aug. 22, 2019.