For the third year in a row, Philadelphia is about to experience the beauty and magic of Black Film. BlackStar Film Festival is the first of its in kind in the city. Crazy right? But it started as a bright idea. I remember getting a gchat from my bestie Maori. She said, “We should do a film festival!” Now what you should know is that ideas flow through our crew on the regular. Some bright, some not so bright. I’m thinking this was one of the BRIGHTEST!!
Today my #WCW is the Chief Rocka herself, @maorikarmael, Artistic Director of BlackStar Film Festival. I STAY shouting her out because she didn’t have to do it, but she did and it is MAGICAL! Just ask anybody who has been. Better still, the entire festival is 100% volunteer organized and run! AND every year the BlackStar family has to raise the funds to make it happen. I don’t think y’all hear me though. This is no small feat - and for that I salute Maori and the entire BlackStar family. They do this for the love of Black Arts and Black People. They do this for US! Now that’s LOVE! #BlackStar14 blackstarfest.org