Oak Park Black Film Festival
Guild Theater


Please join us for the inaugural Oak Park Black Film Festival for a celebration of African-American stories and history through cinema. It is a five-day event, showcasing independent feature, documentary, and short films by African-American filmmakers, along with panel discussions, and exclusive events. The celebration will be hosted at the Guild Theater, a historical venue and the centerpiece of the 40 Acres Complex, beginning September 7th and continue through September 11th.






$10 – Single Event Ticket (In-Advance)

$15 – Single Event Ticket (At the Door)

$20 – VIP Single Event Ticket

$50 – VIP Full Access Ticket





Wednesday, September 7

6:00pm – 6:15pm – Welcome

6:15pm – 6:30pm – “Ella’s Suite” (A Short Film)

6:30pm – 6:45pm – “The Mason Ring” (A Short Film)

6:45pm – 7:00pm “Adapting History” (A Short Film)

7:00pm – 8:30pm – “Playing Through” (Feature Film)

8:30pm – 9:00pm – Producer Discussion


Thursday, September 8

6:00pm – 6:05pm – Welcome

**6:05pm – 7:40pm – “The Threesome” (Feature Film)

7:35pm – 8:00pm – Producer’s Discussion

8:00pm – 8:05pm – “Photos by Griff Davis” (Short Film)

8:05pm – 8:25pm – “The Black Panthers in Augmented Reality: Billy X” (Short Film)

8:25pm – 8:40pm – “The First Monument: Huey Newton Sculpture” (Short Film)

8:40pm – 9:00pm – Producer Discussion

**Contains material for adult audiences.  View discretion advised


Friday, September 9

6:00pm – 6:15pm – Welcome

6:15pm – 6:30pm – “Fear” (Short Film)

6:30pm – 6:40pm – “Out of Tune” (Short Film)

6:40pm – 7:00pm – Producer Discussion

7:00pm – 8:45pm – “Punch 9 For Harold Washington” (Feature Film)

8:45pm – 9:15pm – Producer Discussion


Saturday, September 10

6:00pm – 6:10pm – Welcome

6:10pm – 6:25pm – “But Tomorrow” (Short Film)

6:25pm – 6:40pm – “Reggie and June” (Short Film)

6:40pm – 6:55pm – “The Inventor” (Short Film)

6:55pm – 7:15pm – Producer Discussion

7:15pm – 7:25pm – “Whirlwind: The Marcus Garvey Story” (Short Film)

7:25pm – 7:45pm – Producer Discussion

7:45pm – 8:45pm – “The Sun Rises in the East” (Documentary Film)

8:45pm – 9:00pm – Producer Discussion


Sunday, September 11

First Showing

2:00pm – 2:15pm – Welcome

2:15pm – 3:45pm -”Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story” (Documentary Film)

3:45pm – 4:15pm – Producer Discussion


Second Showing

5:00pm – 5:15pm – Welcome

5:15pm – 6:45pm – “African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey” (Documentary Film)

6:45pm – 7:00pm – Producer Discussion



Presenting Sponsor

Restaurant Technologies Inc.

Platinum Sponsor

Franklin Templeton Inc.

Gold Sponsor

Sierra Health Foundation

Bronze Sponsor

McGeorge School of Law


Media Sponsors

Sacramento Black Media Coalition

The Sacramento Observer

Sac Cultural Hub

97.3 KDEE Radio

Neighborhood Innovation


Participating Organizations

  • Greater Sacramento Urban League
  • Greater Sacramento NAACP
  • Sacramento Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
  • Eta Gamma Omega Chapter , Alpha Kappa Sorority, Incorporated 
  • Roberts Family Development Center
  • Center for Fathers and Families
  • Sacramento Area Black Golf Club (SABGC)
  • 100 Black Men of Sacramento, Inc.
  • California Hawaii State Conference of the NAACP
  • The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Sacramento Chapter
  • United Way California Capital Region
  • The Sacramento Observer
  • California Black Chamber of Commerce KDEE 97.5
  • SacCultural Hub
  • Neighborhood Innovation