ABINA and THE IMPORTANT MEN
Mark your calendars for Doc Film’s summer screenings! We are honored and excited to be included in the SF Black Film Festival! Our animated feature, Abina and The Important Men, is an official selection of this year’s program. The film screens at the beautiful Koret Auditorium in the deYoung Museum on June 16th at 6pm with Q/A and reception to follow. Tickets for this event are free to encourage as many community members to attend as possible.
Abina tells the story of a young enslaved woman in Africa who takes her master to court under British Rule in the late 1800’s. It is adapted from a graphic novel of the same name, authored by historian Trevor Getz and illustrated by Liz Clarke. The book is based on Abina’s actual court transcripts and was awarded the James Harvey Robinson prize. The film is voiced by students, faculty and staff of SFSU representing Theatre, Cinema, Music, Ethnic Studies, Design & Industry, History, Administration and the Associated Students Inc.
Check out the trailer, too!
CON MOTO: The Alexander String Quartet
Later this summer, get your groove on with our Television premiere of Con Moto: The Alexander String Quartet. The film has screened at international festivals and airs on KQED’s Truly CA series on August 18th at 8pm. Mark your calendars!
Con Moto follows the world-class musicians on the road in Poland as they play Beethoven and share their talents and legacy with Polish audiences.
Written by, Soumyaa K. Behrens