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Juneteenth Film Festival at Tampa Theatre

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

a poster for a big Juneteenth Film Festival
FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING – Reservations Required
3h 30m / R / Film Compilation
Film Tampa Bay Presents is a quarterly series designed to showcase Tampa Bay-area films, filmmakers, actors, and locations through FREE community screenings at Tampa Theatre. On Wednesday, June 19th, the series brings Black Filmmakers together for a night of networking, in-depth conversations, and screenings of four local films on the Tampa Theatre screen, including ๐˜ˆ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜Ÿ ๐˜˜๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ, directed by Jabaar Edmond and starring Cranstan Cumberbatch.
Filmmaker Cranstan Cumberbatch, founder of Black Arts & Film Festival and the Sunshine City Film Festival, joins forces with Film Tampa Bay to bring this event to Tampa Theatre. The FREE event kicks off at 6:00 pm with a short films block, including:
๐ŸŽฌ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ, written and directed by Debbie Garrett and co-directed by Cumberbatch, is the story of a young child whose illness sends him into a coma. As time passes, Simi awakens as an adult set on a new journey of self-discovery to find his purpose, as well as the cause of his condition. Simiโ€™s life becomes even more complicated when he discovers he has supernatural abilities.
๐ŸŽฌ Horror film, ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€, directed by Jibri Wright, warns viewers to be careful what they read because some passages lead to the resurrection of the dead.
๐ŸŽฌ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—˜๐—น๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€, directed by Cranstan Cumberbatch, follows the story of Keelan Foster, an entry-level client-relations rep who decides to take a leap of faith to win over the affection of Monica Shepley, an upper-level senior-accounts manager. When his plan to catch her eye gets interrupted by Monicaโ€™s friends (and her ex), discover if Foster will buckle under the pressure, or if he will prove that when it comes to loveโ€ฆ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜Œ๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด.
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After the shorts, the filmmakers in attendance will join Jesse Brock of Film Tampa Bay on stage for a brief discussion and audience Q&A. Then, there will be a networking hour at 7:00 pm.
๐ŸŽฌ At 8:00 pm, Tampa Theatre will screen the Tampa premiere of the feature film, ๐˜ˆ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜Ÿ ๐˜˜๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ, directed by Jabaar Edmond, followed by a panel discussion with the director, cast and crew. Agent X (played by Cumberbatch) is a former-military-mercenary-turned-secret-agent. As he navigates the underworld of crypto-currency, cyber-security & Big Data, he finds himself tangled in a deep web of murder, money, revenge, and action, all in the midst of a worldwide shutdown. Faced with uncompromising circumstances, he finds that revenge is an epidemic that canโ€™t be contained.
๐™๐™๐™š ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™š๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™– ๐™›๐™ง๐™š๐™š ๐™จ๐™ค๐™™๐™– ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฃ. ๐˜ผ๐™™๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™๐™๐™€๐™€, ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™š๐™ง๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™ž๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™˜๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™จ๐™๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ข๐™š.