Newark Black Film Festival Youth Cinema

Newark Public Library is a proud partner of the Newark Black Film Festival, now in its 43rd year, presenting Youth Cinema on six Mondays in July and August.

Monday, July 3, 2017
10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Centennial Hall, 2nd Floor, Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark

  George Wash Carver  Tell Me Who I Am The Journey Begins  17_RaceToFreedom_CVR.ashx

George Washington Carver

Learn how Mr. Carver became one of the world’s foremost experts in agriculture and horticulture.
30 min.

Tell Me Who I Am

A princess from Timbuktu and her magical friend take a journey in a time-travel ship that transports them to the 21st century.
37 min.

Adventures in Odyssey: Race to Freedom

With the help of friends and an abolitionist, a young boy helps slaves escape through the Underground Railroad.
27 min.

 

Monday, July 10, 2017
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Centennial Hall, 2nd Floor, Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark

The Proud Family Movie

The Proud Family Movie

16 year-old Penny and her family are lured on an all-expenses paid vacation only to be captured by a mad scientist who refuses to let them go because, her dad Oscar won’t reveal his super-secret multiplying formula.
91 min.

   

 

Monday, July 17, 2017
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Centennial Hall, 2nd Floor, Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark

Meltrek Zarafa rev

Meltrek: Exploring Ancient Africa

This animated film teaches history, culture and contributions of African Americans from 3000 BCD to 2008 using hip hop music as a teaching tool.
55 min.

Zarafa

Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe, and together they take a hot air balloon on an adventure from Africa to Europe, determined to find a way to return Zarafa to her rightful home.
18 min.

 

 

Monday, July 24, 2017
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Centennial Hall, 2nd Floor, Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark

 Sule and the Case (1)  Thugaboo rev  Honest to Goodness Truth

Sule and the Case of the Tiny Sparks

A young girl who wants to learn the meaning of a proverb, seeks guidance from the proverb detective named Sule. This film inspires audiences with the engaging message that even small actions can yield big results.
11 min.

Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness

The film focuses on the adventures of neighborhood kids of different racial cultures known as “The Boo Crew” with D-Roc, often helping each other out of situations and learning moral lessons.
45 min.

The Honest-to-Goodness Truth

Young Libby tries not to lie – she’s been taught that it’s good to be honest. But sometimes the truth can be hard to take, and soon finds herself in trouble with her friends.
14 min.

 

Monday, July 31, 2017
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Centennial Hall, 2nd Floor, Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark

Mrs. Katz and Tush You're Beautiful White Water 2

Mrs. Katz and Tush

Larnel, a young African-American boy, and Mrs. Katz, an elderly Jewish woman, develop an unusual friendship through their concern for a cat named Tush.
30 min.

You’re Beautiful

Often misjudged, 11-year-old Shola truly knows the internal conflict she faces and the pressures of dealing with the school.
28 min.

White Water

A boy in the Deep South discovers that no matter the fountain, water is water. Thus, begins a journey of self-discovery that is based on a childhood experience of author Michael Bandy.
9 min.

 

Monday, August 7, 2017
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Centennial Hall, 2nd Floor, Main Library
5 Washington Street, Newark

Queen of Katwe 2

Queen of Katwe

Phiona, a 10-year old girl from Katwe in Kampala, Uganda sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess by missionary Robert Katende. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance.  Her success in local competitions opens the door to a bright future and a chance to escape from a life of hardship.
124 min.

   

 

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