The Museum of Fine Arts is the venue for the screening of a wonderful and powerful film, Things Never Said, which is the opening night film of the Roxbury International Film Festival (RIFF).
Support the festival by purchasing a RIFF Pass, which allows you access to all films with the exception of dinner and movie. However if you prefer you may also buy your ticket online for $13 or at the MFA Film box office (465 Huntington Avenue) for $12.
GET YOUR TICKET SOON BECAUSE THIS WILL SELL OUT!
The Red Sox are playing this evening so make sure you give yourself ample travel time.
Check out this link for information on the opening night reception at the Prudential's Skywalk Observatory which follows tonight's opening night film at the Museum of Fine Arts
Directed, written and produced by Charles Murray
KALINDRA (Kal) STEPNEY is an aspiring poetess, but truthfully she’s an artist who’s lost. Haunted by dreams deferred and a dangerous marriage, this Los Angelean yearns of bringing her poetry to New York. Wounded by a miscarriage and saddled with RONNIE (played by Elimu Nelson), an angry husband, Kal tries desperately to find an outlet for her struggling artistic voice. Adding to her distress is best friend and compatriot DAPHNE, also grappling with love issues. Daphne’s boyfriend STEVE is a lout who willfully and regularly takes advantage of Daphne and Kal doesn’t approve. This turmoil, coupled with the surprise and uncertainty of new love CURTIS JACKSON, hits Kal where she’s most vulnerable. Just as Kal helps Curtis with his unchallenged perceptions about his damaged past relationship and estranged young daughter, Curtis’ influence leads Kal to dig deeper, to find her voice, and ultimately, a sense of self worth.
Post-screening Q&A with Roxbury native Elimu Nelson of Showtime’s “House of Lies” and Shanola Hampton from Showtime’s “Shameless”.
Roxbury native son, Michael Beach will be present to receives a RIFF award.
Check out MBTA or Hop Stop to plan your public transportation route.
Nearby subway stations are:
Museum of Fine Arts on the Green Line 'E' train
Ruggles on the Orange Line.
The 39 bus travels along Huntington Avenue and stops in front of the museum.
Check out Google to plan your driving route
Very limited parking at meters on Huntington Avenue and along The Fenway.
Nearby parking options.
RIFF showcases and honors the work of emerging and established filmmakers of color as well as films important to our community. It has become the largest festival in New England dedicated to celebrating this genre. It is held over four days, with workshops, panel discussions and film screenings taking place at the Museum of Fine Arts and Massachusetts College of Art.
Fellow Onyxbird, Tiffany gives RIFF her Fab stamp of approval here on her blog http://bostonfab.thefabempire.com/2010/07/13/12th-annual-roxbury-international-film-festival/
Check out this link to Boston Globe article, http://www.roxburyfilmfestival.com/pdfs/Boston%20Globe%20Sunday,%207.25.10.pdf