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BlackStar x MOCA

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A still image from Rikki Wright's "A Song About Love" shows a Black person in a blonde wig, seemingly in a state of ecstasy or mid-dance, their head tilted to the side and hair obscuring much of their face.
Screening

BlackStar x MOCA

BlackStar presents a special shorts program and panel featuring LA-based filmmakers who are alumni of the annual festival.

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The first image is a close-up of a still from the 2014 film "m.A.A.d," directed by Kahlil Joseph. It shows a person hanging from a streetlight at dusk or dawn (the faint glow of the sun visible in the background beneath a blue sky). The streetlight is on "Parmalee" ave, the sign for which is barely visible in shadow. The person hanging from the light has their arms crossed against their chest, their face also obscured by shadow.⁠
Celebration

10th Anniversary Print Sale

Limited edition prints for sale to raise money for BlackStar, in celebration of our 10th anniversary.

Festival

10th BlackStar Film Festival

Eighty films and over a dozen panels, streaming online with select in-person events.

An older Black person looks through a pair of binoculars while fairing a surgical face mask, trees out of focus in the distance behind them.
Screening

The Trees Remember

An outdoor screening of short films by BlackStar alum Angela Tucker, presented by REI Co-Op.

A group of Black church attendees in black and white, with a few people dancing
Exhibition

Revival!

The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) and BlackStar are proud to present Revival!, an audio-visual meditation celebrating the visual and sonic culture of shared Black spiritual experience.

BlackStar Live logo (a retro 70s vibe, sparkling stars around it, neon lights feels). Presented by Open Society Foundations.
Variety Show

BlackStar LIVE!

Co-hosted by BlackStar’s founder, curator and filmmaker Maori Karmael Holmes and DJ and filmmaker-artist Rashid Zakat — plus special segments with scholar Dr. Yaba Blay and Luke Carlos O’Reilly on the keys — this is a talk show unlike any other.