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Tickets still available for the Black Film Festival

Robert Townsend

Robert Townsend

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You still have time to get tickets for the Gary International Black Film Festival Oct. 5-7.

The festival kicks off with Urban League Night, 6 p.m. Friday. The Urban League and GIBFF will host a reception for filmmaker and actor Robert Townsend at the Bergland Auditorium inside the Savannah building on the campus of Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway.

Townsend’s latest film, “In the Hive,” about an alternative school that gives wayward students a second chance, stars Loretta Devine and the late Academy Award nominee Michael Clarke Duncan.

There will be a post-screening discussion at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets for Friday’s opening night are $25 and can be purchased through the Urban League website, www.urbanleagueofnwi.org, or by calling 887-9621.

Urban League Night is also a fundraiser and proceeds will benefit the Urban League of Northwest Indiana.

GIBFF’s Saturday lineup includes four films by local filmmakers.

“Goners,” written by Gary Office of Film’s Ben Clement and directed by Mark Spencer; “The Package,” produced by LaTrice Edwards of Noisemakers Entertainment; “The Depression of Detective Downs 2: On Depression’s Edge,” directed by Anthony Thurman; and “What We Sow,” executive produced by Carolyn McCrady.

The documentary “The Interrupters” will screen at 7 p.m., followed by “Gun Hill Road.”

The GIBFF closes at 3 p.m. Sunday with “Soul Food Junkies.”

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday screenings are $10 each and can be purchased at the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, 3101 Broadway or visit www.garyblackfilmfest.org.

Remember to register and participate in the Community HealthNet Breast Cancer Walk, 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Marquette Park.

Later that night the “Pop Up Art” event takes place along Lake Street.

The Miller Beach Arts and Creative District is looking for photographers interested in displaying their work throughout Marquette Pavilion as part of the Marquette Park Lakefront East Project.

Submissions should reflect images of the Northwest Indiana community.

If selected, the committee may decide to purchase the artwork.

A small plaque will adorn each work with the photographer’s name, name of the piece and year.

Submit five different jpegs of your work with names and descriptions to Irene King for consideration by Oct.15 to Ismithking@aol.com and indicate the size each image can be printed, along with your suggested price for each piece.

Photographers will be notified by Oct. 22 if their work is chosen. For more information, contact Irene Smith-King at 938-0014 or Joyce Davis at 938-4566.



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