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Screen: Special Showings

African American Film Festival

When: Sun., March 6 2016


People don't necessarily think of Cary as a town that celebrates blackness. But the Cary Theater will do just that this week with its four-day African-American Film Festival. It kicks off Thursday night with Cary resident Allan Smith screening his North Carolina-based historical documentary, Rescue Men: The Story of the Pea Island Life Savers. He won't be the only filmmaker around; among others, Emmy-nominated producer Harold Jackson III serves as host. He'll screen his romantic dramedy, Last Night, Friday and take part in a panel discussion, "Diversity in the Film Industry," at ten a.m. Saturday before introducing the blockbuster N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton that evening. There are plenty of other chances (including Blood Done Sign My Name and Dear White People) to show that you're down with the struggle and support brothers and sisters in the cinematic arts. —Craig D. Lindsey

THE CARY THEATER, CARY Various times, free–$5, SUNDAY, MARCH 6

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