The 11th Oakland International Film Festival promises to be an inspirational adventure for movie-goers and film aficionados alike. A diverse array of rare stories, extraordinary docu-dramas, and noteworthy documentaries unveil exquisite sagas of personal triumph, political upheaval, public resistance, and perpetual hope from powerful cultures across the globe. Agua Bendita, African Independence, 41st & Central, Crimes of Police, Mugabe: Villain or Hero, and The Rice Field Dreams are just a few of the more than 50 amazing films featured at The 11th Oakland International Film Festival.
Screenings will be held on Thursday, April 4th at The Grand Lake Theater, 320 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610 (510) 452-3556; Friday, April 5th at The Oakland Asian American Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street #290, Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 637-0455; on Saturday, April 6th & Sunday, April 7th at The Black Repertory Theater, 3201 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703 (510) 652-2120; and also on Saturday, April 6th & Sunday, April 7th screenings at The San Leandro Performing Arts Center, 2250 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577 (510) 618-4625. Visit The Oakland International Film Festival at http://www.oaklandinternationalfilmfestival.com/ for tickets and full details.
On Saturday, April 6th from noon until 5:00 PM filmmakers will discuss and facilitate workshops on the process of Film making from idea and inception to creative commitment and completion. These events will be presented in downtown Oakland at Vo’s, 56 Grand Avenue; Owl N’Wood, 45 Grand Avenue; Loring Café, 37 Grand Avenue; and Anfilo, 35 Grand Avenue. Panel discussions and workshops are free to the public; so please RSVP at http://www.oaklandinternationalfilmfestival.com/filmmaker-workshops-panels-will-take-place-saturday-april-6th-in-uptown-oakland/ ASAP. You won’t want to miss any of the phenomenal events presented by The Oakland 11th International Film Festival. See you there.