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Dates:Sat from 6/20/23 - 7/2/23
Ages:Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below
roxbury international film festival photoThe 2023 Roxbury International Film Festival will present narrative and documentary features, shorts, animation, experimental and youth films. The festival will hold an acting workshop, pitch session, and panel discussions, as well as Q&As with filmmakers, networking opportunities, and filmmaker hangouts. View This Year's Films

The festival kicks off with a Silver Celebration event on June 20th from 3pm - 10pm that includes an outdoor program in Nubian Square and the Bruce Bolling Building with youth performances and film screenings.

A cocktail reception will also take place at Hibernian Hall starting at 6pm honoring Robert Patton Spruill, Patti Moreno, Topper Carew, DeMane Davis, Michael Beach and Kasi Lemmons. The event will conclude with a special screening of the film Squeeze.

RoxFilm will be hybrid this year with in-person screenings taking place at various locations and an additional online component called RoxFilm@Home which is a curated virtual festival for those who prefer to take in the festival from the comfort of their own homes. RoxFilm@Home, the online program, will run from June 28 - July 2, 2023.

RoxFilm is excited to announce its two opening night features making their theatrical premieres at RoxFilm, Welcoming the Embrace, a film about the making of The Embrace on Boston Common followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, Embrace Staff and others.

The Honeymoon will take the second opening night slot. A South African film about a bride left at the altar who decides to take her honeymoon with her friends in Zanzibar.

In addition to the features, two shorts will accompany the screenings including The Boston Photograph by Clennon King and The Sweetest Vacation by Ryan Stevens Harris. Closing out the film festival is a throwback screening of Eves Bayou followed by a conversation with director Kasi Lemmons, (Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Harriet, Talk to Me)

Other notable premieres include Powering Puerto Rico by Adam Fisher, Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn by Timothy Harris, The Five Demands by Greta Schiller, Andrea Weiss and Invented Before You Were Born by Jonathan Knight.

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From the Highway (South)
On Route 93, take Exit 18 (Mass Ave./Roxbury), proceed though 2 sets of lights. At the third set take a left (Mass Ave Connector/Melnea Cass. Travel down approximately .5 miles and then turn left onto Harrison Ave. A few blocks down take a left onto Dudley Street. The Roxbury Center for the Arts is the second building from the corner on your left hand side. (If parking behind RCAHH, make a left off of Harrison Ave., on to Zeigler Street, which is the street before Dudley Street. Make a right into the parking lot.

Via Public Transportation
We are a block and a half from Dudley Station on the Dudley Street side. The Silver Line comes from Downtown Crossing into Dudley. A number of buses come from Ruggles Station into Dudley Station, including the #19, 23, 27, 47, 8...etc.


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