Hayti Heritage Film Festival is one of the nation’s longest running Black film festivals.
This month they are showing some drive-in film events at Measurement Inc., 423 Morris Street, Durham.
The films will be screened Friday, September 25th, and Saturday, September 26th, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
It’s free to attend, but you need to reserve a ticket — one per car.
You’ll need a working FM radio in your car.
Friday, September 25th, 2020, 7 p.m.
The NeXt Doc Film & Organizing Collective presents: For Us NeXt – a drive-in screening tour uplifting the work of young filmmakers of color about their own communities. NeXt Doc is dedicated to amplifying and supporting anti-colonial practices in filmmaking and building power between emerging documentary storytellers of color and the communities they serve.
For Us NeXt: Durham will include a lineup of short films from the NeXt Doc collective and from young filmmakers of color in Durham, NC. In the age of Zoom screenings, we are hoping to inspire young artists in the area and bring people together to celebrate stories of memory and resilience.
Saturday, September 26th, 2020, 7 p.m.
Hayti Heritage Film Festival Presents:
For years, roller-skating rinks have been a constant for African-American communities across the U.S., serving as a meeting ground, a place to have fun and an incubator of iconic hip-hop talents like Queen Latifah and N.W.A.
As America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community joins forces in a racially charged environment to save the underground African-American subculture of roller skating, which has been overlooked by the mainstream for generations – yet has given rise to some of the world’s greatest musical talents.
From executive producer John Legend and first-time directors Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown, the documentary United Skates highlights the dynamic world of roller skating, showcasing African-American rinks and skaters across the country as they fight to keep the culture alive and skate their hearts out. The film features interviews with hip-hop legends like Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Vin Rock of Naughty by Nature and World Class Wreckin’ Cru.
United Skates spotlights three skaters fighting for their community: L.A. native Phelicia, a single mom who grew up in skates and hopes to keep skating alive for her children; North Carolinian Reggie, who lives hours from any rink that offers a night for black skaters and vows to launch his own; and Buddy Love, the owner of Chicago-based Rich City Skate, who struggles to keep his rink open, despite financial pressure.
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