Black Film Festival

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September 22
at 6:30pm

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce a much-anticipated screening of SPEAK TO ME as part of the 4th Annual Black Film Festival, an event that celebrates diversity and explores the rich tapestry of African-American stories through the medium of film. The screening of the 24-minute short film will take place at Bay Street Theater on Friday, September 22 at 6.30 pm and will be followed by a moderated discussion with the film's co-writer/director Kurt Damas and a small panel of mental health professionals from the Suffolk County Office of Minority Health, and then a reception in the Bay Street Theater lobby.

This thought-provoking film, directed by the dynamic duo Kurt Damas and Trevor Jackson, both Long Island natives, delves into the lives of two young African-American men as they navigate life's challenges, expectations, and emotional boundaries within their families and communities. The characters grapple with societal pressures, especially challenging to African-American men. Stereotypical adages such as "Man up!", "Be tough", and "Life ain't fair," contribute to the breaking points that specifically challenge this population. Starring the talented Cory Saint-Laurent and Matthew Boyd, SPEAK TO ME promises a poignant and relatable cinematic experience.


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