The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) and the African Film Fest (AFF) celebrate the 13th Annual Kidflix Film Fest of Bedford-Stuyvesant throughout the month of August! Not only will there be newly released films and live performances but you can also expect children’s art workshops, face painting, food, and Q&A opportunities with the directors.
August 3rd: Opening night
Featured film: What's on Your Plate?, directed by Catherine Gund.
The film revolves around two eleven-year-old multi-racial city kids in their quest to understand what’s on all of our plates!
+ LIVE DANCE by Creative Outlet young artists!
Featured film: Freedom Riders, by Stanley Nelson.
An inspiring documentary about 400 college students who decided to risk everything in 1961 to fight segregation in the Deep South.
+ LIVE MUSIC will be played by culture crashers
Featured Film: The First Grader, by Justin Chadwick.
This moving film follows Mau Mau, a Kenyan veteran who decides that even in his eighties he deserves a long denied education – even if it means going to class with six-year-olds.
+ LIVE MUSIC by sweetbeatz
August 24th: Elmo Night! Join us to celebrate one of the world's most recognizable and adored characters.
Featured film: Being Elmo, by Constance Marks.
The film traces Kevin Clash's rise from his modest beginnings in Baltimore to his current success as the man behind Elmo.
+ LIVE DANCE by creative outlet young artists!
August 31st: “Sing and Dance Along”
Featured Film: The Wiz, directed by Sidney Lumet
Lena Horne as Glenda the Good Witch, Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow, and Diana Ross – what’s not to love about this 1970 urban adaptation of a beloved story?
Preceding the film, there will be a SPECIAL MUSICAL TRIBUTE to Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, Whitney Houston, Etta James, and Don Cornelius.