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SR for Black Voices, a retrospective of documentaries, streams online August 21-22

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--Four programs of documentaries on the Black experience from SRFF's seven previous editions screen online
--"Meet the Filmmakers" LIVE sessions stream daily August 17-20

NEW YORK - eTradeWire -- SR Socially Relevant Film Festival 2020 (SRFF 2020) hosts an online event focusing on the Black experience with documentaries from the festival's previous seven editions. Four programs depicting films related to Black Lives Matter will be streamed online free of charge on August 21-22.

Each program of films is followed by a short Q&A with the filmmakers. Longer "Meet the Filmmakers" LIVE online sessions are on Monday, August 17 at 5:30 PM (EST), Tuesday August 18 at 5:30 PM (EST) and on Saturday August 22 at 5:30 PM (EST) and will feature the filmmakers in a talk with guest moderators award-winning Chef Jeff Henderson - https://www.chefjefflive.com/, New York film critic Louis Proyect, and Columbia University Prof. Khatchig Mouradian. All the film and talk programs are free and open to the public. Donations will be shared with EJI, Reel Works, and ACLU (https://www.aclu.org/).

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Registration and details are available here (http://www.ratedsrfilms.org).

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
7:00 PM
  • Just Listen, Ching Juhl, 15', USA, 2020 - Music vigil for Elijah McClain victim of police brutality.
  • Black Lives Matter, Ching Juhl, 10', USA, 2020 - June 2nd protest at Foley Square.
  • Isaac Pope: the Spirit of an American Century, Rock Grant, 58', USA, 2018 - 100 years of American history seen by Isaac Pope, grandson of enslaved people, son of sharecroppers.
9:00 PM
  • Stonewall with a T, Samy Nemir Olivares, 80', USA, 2019 - Transgender prejudice.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
3:00 PM
  • (In the) Executioner's Shadow, Maggie Stogner, 55', USA, 2018 - Capital punishment.
  • Straight from the Pen, Paul Sutton, 51', USA, 2017 - A writing program in prison.
7:00 PM
  • Inside/Outside, Nandini Sikand, 95', USA, 2019 - Female mass incarceration.
"Meet the Filmmakers" sessions broadcast live on the SRFF YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTSz55oZhoPPlh...).

Festival Founder and Artistic Director Nora Armani says, "SRFF has been screening films that deal with the Black experience since its inaugural season in 2014. We are grateful to the filmmakers who have agreed to make their films available in this retrospective so we can all celebrate the growing strength of the Black Lives Matter movement."

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The eight edition of SRFF scheduled for March 2021 will cover a broad range of socially relevant™ stories on climate change, gun control, health care, the Middle East, refugees, indigenous people, LGBTQ rights, and more. Submissions are open on Filmfreeway.com.

ABOUT SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM FESTIVAL NY
SR Socially Relevant ™ Film Festival New York is a 501(c)3 non-profit film festival founded by actress Nora Armani. The Mission of the SR Film Festival is to shine the spotlight on filmmakers who tell compelling, socially relevant™, human interest stories, across a broad range of social issues. The festival was created as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling in media and entertainment, and works to raise awareness of social issues and promoting positive social change. During its first seven years, the festival showcased over 400 films from 35 countries. Submissions for SRFF 2021 are open and accepted from all over the world.

Spokespersons and guests of SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival NY include Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Erin Brockovich, Martin Sheen, Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning writer Robert Schenkkan, prolific and best-selling French novelist Marc Levy, Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Winner Guy Davidi, American TV commentator and author Gretchen Carlson, and Liaison Officer of Tibet and the Dalai Lama, Kunga Tashi.

For screeners contact the festival ratedsrfilms@gmail.com

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