The Rhode Island Black Film Festival celebrates the Black Experience in Film. RIBFF provides a platform for awareness for issues like Sickle Cell Anemia and Lead Poisoning.
From classic black cinema of CABIN IN THE SKY with Ethel Waters to the musical genius of John Coltrane to the civil rights role of Playwrite Lorraine Hansberry to Rhode Island filmmaker Kendall Moore. the Rhode Island Black Film Festival is where social justice and cinema take a seat.
Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, CHASING TRANE brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, Coltrane the artist. A Toronto International Film Festival winner. If you are a jazz enthusiast, you do not want to miss this one
"The films selected succeed in being both entertaining and illuminating which is what you desire from great storytellers”