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Film festival highlights Black History Month at Glen Theatre

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Bill Johnson hosts 9th annual weekend of independent films, documentaries and shorts

During Black History Month, the Glen Theatre will present a series of independent films during the 9th Annual Film Festival hosted by Gary native and Hollywood actor William L. Johnson. The 2-day cultural event will screen a new feature film and a series of shorter pieces.

Screenings will begin on Friday, February 21 and continue through Saturday, February 22, 2020. The Glen Theater is located at 20 W. Ridge Road in Gary. The lineup for each day is as follows:

Friday, February 21, 6:30 p.m.: Chasing After You (feature film), Final Exam, Sound of Silence, Part of Me, African Americans on U.S. Postage Stamps, and Hollywood Star. A reception at the theatre will precede the Friday films.

Saturday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.: Bound and Gagged, The Truth Shall Make You Free, Child Support, Grandma’s House, One Last Goodbye, and The Unwilling.

Local underwriters are NIPSCO, South Shore Arts, Indiana Arts Commission and Majestic Star Casino.

Sponsors of the festival include: Bea’s Classy Ladies, Brother’s Keeper, Red Roses, First AME Missionary Church, Xinos & Kudos, AKA Sorority, NAACP-Gary Chapter, Froebel Alumni Park Committee, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Omega Psi Phi, AKA Chapter, Gary Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, National Hook-up of Black Women, Inc., and West Side High School Class of 71.

Ticket prices for the events are Friday and Saturday: Combo Advance $30; Friday Advance $20/Door $25; Saturday Advance $15/Door $20.

Advance tickets are available at Beautiful Things, 4335 Broadway, (219-985-8256) and at the NAACP Gary Chapter (219-949-5565)

Story Posted:02/01/2020

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