FETHIVAL FLASH: Roxbury Int’l Film Festival, Day Eight

Welcome to eCinemaBoston’s daily coverage of the 2019 Roxbury International Film Festival!  The RIFF officially runs from June 20-29, and will be screening films at a variety of locations throughout the Hub, you can check each day’s listings for films, locations, and ticket info.

Day eight is here – only two more big days left, so if you haven’t taken any of the films in, you better do so soon!!

Things kick off today with the documentary Power To Heal: Medicare And The Civil RIghts Revolution, a collection of stories on the subject. The film screens at 3:00 PM at the Harold And Mildred Remis Auditorium, tickets are available here. The film will be followed by a large panel discussion featuring Barbara Berney, film producer and associate professor, Department of Public Health and Health Policy, CUNY; Phillip Gonzalez, senior program officer, Tufts Health Plan Foundation; Ronald Lammy, president, Elder Health Care Disparities Coalition; Michael Meltsner (featured in the film), Northeastern University School of Law; Deborah Washington director of diversity for nursing and patient care services, Massachusetts General Hospital. Moderated by Judy Ann Bigby, former secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and executive director of South Africa Partners, Inc. The film is co-presented with the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc (CCHERS)

Next up is the third shorts film program, titled What Just Happened, a series of six shorts exploring different aspects and impacts on the human experience. The films screens at 5:30 PM at the Harold And Mildred Remis Auditorium, tickets are available here.

Finally, the evening will conclude with the screening of the drama Olympia, the story of a struggling artist, navigating work and romance in the Windy City. Featuring what RIFF calls “quirky animation and a revelatory central performance, Olympia is a heartfelt story for anyone who’s ever felt adrift on the rough seas of adulthood”.. The feature will be preceded by the short The Right Choice. The screening starts at 8:00 PM at the Harold And Mildred Remis Auditorium, tickets are available here.

Tonight’s free admission post-film hangout is at Top Mix Bar And Grill, at 257 Norfolk Avenue in Roxbury, and gets underway from 9:30 PM to 12 AM.

There’s just a couple more days of Roxbury International Film Festival to come this week – be sure to join eCinemaBoston each day during RIFF for a complete rundown of daily screenings, locations, and ticket info. And be sure to check out the festival’s official website at http://roxfilmfest.com!

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