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BlackStar Film Festival

195 Lewis

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Sunday 8/6
5:15 pm
Remaining tickets will be sold at the door

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. 

TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE - Additional tickets may be available at the box office before showtime.

United States, 2016, 47 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Chanelle Aponte Pearson
In the sharp and sensuous first season of the web series 195 Lewis, this dramedy follows a Black lesbian couple in Bed-Stuy as they strive to practice radical honesty in their newly polyamorous relationship.

Screens with

A Broken Appointment
United Kingdom, 3 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Kaleb D’Aguilar
A vignette. A relationship. A rise and fall. Set to the backdrop of Epilogue by Kei Miller, A Broken Appointment explores the dynamic of closeting within a young gay relationship, and how “hiding in the dark” may lead to a destructive end. At the same time, Miller’s poetry offers optimism for the ability of a relationship to rise again after an unfortunate end.

United States, 2017, 9 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Angela Tucker 
A couple goes on a road trip in southern Louisiana to support a friend.

Makeup x Breakup
United States, 2017, 12 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Eric J. Dickens
When Brooke blindsides Blake and ends their two-year relationship, Blake doesn’t hesitate before jumping back into the New York dating scene. Instantly, he finds a new love interest and regains his confidence. Once things begin to get serious, Brooke resurfaces and wants to claim what was once hers. Confused, Blake finds himself caught in the middle. When the dust settles, who will win him over in the end?