Catch a Virtual Screening at the 25th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival
The festival is a time-honored way to support films by, for, and about people of color
The Roxbury International Film Festival (RoxFilm), which is dedicated to showing and supporting films from around the world made by, for, and about people of color. This year marks the festival’s 25th anniversary.
Wednesday, June 28, through Sunday, July 2.
Tickets for each virtual screening block cost $10 and can be purchased from the ArtsEmerson website. A ticket for one of the virtual screening blocks includes one voucher code that can be redeemed for a single viewing of all films in the selected block, from 10 am on June 28 through 11:59 pm on July 2.
Important note: You must be located in the United States to access the films online.
Why should I go?
The 25th annual Roxbury International Film Festival is the largest film festival in New England showcasing films by, for, and about people of color. The filmmakers featured this year are from around the world, with entries representing the United States, South Africa, Canada, Kenya, and Ecuador.
Festival highlights include The Honeymoon, about a group of friends who band together to make the most of one woman’s honeymoon when she is dumped by her fiancé; Stonebreakers, a documentary about the conflicts surrounding historical monuments to figures like Christopher Columbus and Robert E. Lee; Pattern, a portrait of a man struggling to raise his baby following his partner’s death; and MIWENE, a coming-of-age documentary about a young Waorani woman in the Amazon rainforest at a critical moment for the culture and its environment.
The films are grouped into viewing blocks with specific themes, such as Artists in Their Own Words, Resilience & Family, and Unsung Heroes. Check out the ArtsEmerson website for the full list of blocks, along with descriptions, runtimes, and credits for each entry. The ROXFILM@HOME program brings these incredible films right to your home, allowing virtual access with the purchase of a ticket.