New Orleans Connections: VANISHING PEARLS Director Nailah Jefferson interviewed by Eileen Julien

Nailah Jefferson's powerful documentary Vanishing Pearls examines the effects of the oil and gas industry on a small African American oyster fishing community in Louisiana's gulf coast. After a world premiere at this year's Slamdance Film Festival, and theatrical openings in New York and Los Angeles, Vanishing Pearls will screen at the Indiana University Cinema … Continue reading New Orleans Connections: VANISHING PEARLS Director Nailah Jefferson interviewed by Eileen Julien

Fall Preview: BFC/A and IU Cinema Showcase Ava DuVernay + AFFRM

This September, the BFC/A will kick off our fall 2013 program with a seven-film series at the IU Cinema and other venues, featuring the work of Ava DuVernay and her pioneering theatrical distribution partnership AFFRM (African American Film Festival Releasing Movement).  Named as one of Indiewire's inaugural group of 40 Influencers, DuVernay is scheduled to … Continue reading Fall Preview: BFC/A and IU Cinema Showcase Ava DuVernay + AFFRM