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3rd Annual BlackStar Film Festival

Stay Cold, Stay Hungry / Where Ya At

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Friday 8/1
3:00 pm
$10 General Public
$7 Students & Seniors
$5 IHP Members

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  
call 215.895.6590. 

Stay Cold, Stay Hungry

USA, 2014, 93 min.

Dir. Eric Branco


Philadelphia Premiere




Manny is a recovering alcoholic, struggling to keep his head above water and return to his family. When he meets Harley, a young man living on the streets of New York City, Manny sees an opportunity for redemption... But Harley is not who he seems.



Where Ya At

Dir. Kwesi Johnson


Philadelphia Premiere




On the day of his meeting with a powerful record executive, Konold, a naïve rapper, develops a chance friendship with Paul, a wide-eyed visitor from Kenya. The two explore Los Angeles together and discover common ground in music.


Q&A w/Eric Branco & Cast


The 2014 BlackStar Film Festival is made possible in part due to generous support from the Knight Foundation, Lomax Family Foundation, PECO, Visit Philadelphia/Philly 360°, Wyncote Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, School of Social Policy & Practice at Penn, Community Council Health Systems, Leeway Foundation, Miller-Worley Foundation, Multicultural Affairs Congress, Skai Blue Media, Red Bull, Aqua Energy, Marcellus Shale Coalition, Mazzoni Center, La Colombe, Spodee, Uber, and individual donors; and in partnership with Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, International House,  Scribe Video Center, World Cafe Live, Center for Africana Studies at UPenn, Okayplayer, Black&Sexy TV, Little Giant Media, i-g Creative, and Reelblack.