Black Bottom Film Festival

Row House Cinema is proud to be a venue for the 2019 Black Bottom Film Festival, presented by the August Wilson Center. The Festival celebrates African-American filmmaking pioneers and examines how Black filmmakers use art to inspire, challenge, confront, and influence American Culture. Festivities will run Feb. 15-21 at Row House Cinema and continue Feb. 22-24 at The August Wilson Center Downtown.

Screening Location Guide: (RH) = Row House Cinema, (AWC) = August Wilson Center





If Beale Street Could Talk (RH)

After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence. (2018)
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Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RH)

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, this film is constructed in a form that allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming. (2018)
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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (RH)

After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels. (1971)
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Native Son (RH)

In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up. (1951)
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Life & Nothing More (RH)

Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young African-American in today's America. With his mother longing to find more to her life then parenting, Andrew is forced to take on the mounting pressure of family responsibility. His search for connection with an absent father, leads him to a dangerous crossroads. (2017)
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Richard Pryor: Live In Concert (RH)
(ONE NIGHT ONLY!)

Richard Pryor delivers monologues on race, sex, family and his favorite target—himself, live at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, California. (1979)
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Children of NAN (AWC)

“(a work in progress) is a metaphor for the survival and power of black women. Children of NAN uses science fiction tropes, historical and anthropological narrative, and origin mythology of race, mysticism and gender. It’s really my survival guide through a history of storytelling, myth and historical narrative about black women in America or the lack of that has always felt oppressive, disempowering and incorrect.” - Alisha B. Wormsley, Director
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For Love of Ivy (AWC)

When it was released in 1968, For Love of Ivy was the first mainstream Hollywood film to depict a mature romantic relationship between a black man and woman. Sidney Poitier stars as Jack Parks, a trucking executive who runs an illegal travelling casino out of one of his vehicles. Abbey Lincoln co-stars as Ivy Moore, the much-valued maid of the white Austin household. To make sure that Ivy won't quit her job, Frank Austin (Carroll O'Connor) blackmails Poitier into romancing her. He eventually falls in love with Ivy for real, but not before she's discovered that he's little more than a "hired hand" in affairs of the heart. Beau Bridges costars as amiable hippie Tim Austin, the only truly likeable member of his snooty, upper-crust clan. Robert Alan Aurthur based his screenplay on an original story by star Sidney Poiter. (1968)
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Generation (AWC)

In this "experimental solo-screendance short," an elderly narrator revisits her youth, telling the story of her sister, a poor farm girl who reads classic literature to their abusive father, struggling mother and family of seven brothers and sisters, helping to forge a new existence for them for generations to come. The film is inspired by the life of filmmaker Woolford’s octogenarian mother, Sadie Woolford, who grew up in rural North Carolina. (2018)
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Pas Honteux (AWC)

A dark comedy in which “social expectations meet willful stupidity that plays like an exhilarating gift.” The story focuses on a young African-American slacker who wakes up one day speaking only French. (2017)
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Rock Rubber 45s (AWC)

A cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity of the footwear, hip-hop and sports industries and lifestyles through the firsthand lens of "authentic NYC culture orchestrator" Garcia. The film explores Garcia's youth dealing with mistreatment, identity and loss as well as his ascension to self-determination as an adult freelance creative. Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rosie Perez, Stevie Wonder, Questlove, Patti Labelle, Spike Lee, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and more. (2018)
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The Wiz! (AWC)

The 1978 film that reimagines L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 children’s novel, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and the movie "The Wizard of Oz. The movie musical features an all-black cast including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor on the road through an urban quest to find The Wiz. Children ages 13 and younger admitted free with the purchase of an adult day pass. (1978)
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Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (AWC)

The role of African-Americans in the film genre, told from the very beginning. Featuring Jordan Peele, Keith David, Loretta Devine, and Paula Jai Parker. (2019)
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Yardie (AWC)

The film star directs the tale set in the U.K., ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, about a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother. (2018)
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Sunday - February 17th



Closed For A Row House Film Club Event More Info On Film Club



Monday - February 18th



Hale County This Morning, This Evening - 12:00 pm Buy Tickets
Life & Nothing More - 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
If Beale Street Could Talk - 4:30 pm Buy Tickets
Hale County This Morning, This Evening - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song - 8:45 pm Buy Tickets



Tuesday - February 19th



If Beale Street Could Talk - 12:30 pm Buy Tickets
Hale County This Morning, This Evening - 3:00 pm Buy Tickets
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song - 4:50 pm Buy Tickets
If Beale Street Could Talk - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Hale County This Morning, This Evening - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets



Wednesday - February 20th



Hale County This Morning, This Evening - 12:30 pm Buy Tickets
If Beale Street Could Talk - 2:15 pm Buy Tickets
Native Son - 4:45 pm Buy Tickets
Life & Nothing More - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
If Beale Street Could Talk - 9:35 pm Buy Tickets



Thursday - February 21st



Hale County This Morning, This Evening - 1:30 pm Buy Tickets
If Beale Street Could Talk - 3:45 pm Buy Tickets
Hale County This Morning, This Evening - 6:15 pm Buy Tickets
Richard Pryor: Live In Concert - 8:00 pm Buy Tickets




Oscars vs Cats

Join us in the ring this week as two titans of The Moving Image square off for the first time in history: Oscar Nominated Short films VS Internet Cat Videos!

FIGHT!


Oscar Shorts - Animation

A collection of animated shorts that have been nominated for The 2019 Oscars. (2019)
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Oscar Shorts - Live-Action

A collection of live-action shorts that have been nominated for The 2019 Oscars. (2019)
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Oscar Shorts - Documentary

A collection of documentary shorts that have been nominated for The 2019 Oscars. (2019)
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Cat Video Fest

Many of you already know and love CatVideoFest, but for the uninitiated, this is a truly glorious 70-80 min reel of the funniest, cutest and craziest cat videos, culled from thousands of submissions every year. A portion of the proceeds go to local cat charities. (2019)
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FP2: Beats of Rage

Beats of Rage is a fantasy set in an apocalyptic world locked in a booze drought. It continues the story of fan-favorite JTRO, a Beat-Beating champion from a legendary bloodline of beat-beaters. (2018)
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Salvador Dali: In Search of Immortality

The documentary proposes an exhaustive journey through the life and work of Salvador Dalí, and also of Gala, his muse and collaborator. It starts in 1929, a crucial year in Dalí's career and life, as he joined the surrealist group and met Gala, and advances until the year of the artist's death in 1989.(2018)
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Friday - March 8th



Oscar Shorts - Live Action - 12:30 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Documentary - 3:00 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Animation - 6:00 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Live Action - 7:45 pm Buy Tickets
FP2: Beats of Rage - 10:00 pm Buy Tickets



Saturday - March 9th



Oscar Shorts - Animation - 1:00 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Live Action - 3:00 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Documentary - 5:30 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Animation - 8:15 pm Buy Tickets
Salvador Dalí: In Search of Immortality - 10:00 pm Buy Tickets



Sunday - March 10th



Cat Video Fest - 12:00 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Animation - 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Live Action - 3:45 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 6:00 pm Buy Tickets
Salvador Dalí: In Search of Immortality - 8:10 pm Buy Tickets



Monday - March 11th



Oscar Shorts - Live Action - 1:15 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 3:30 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Animation - 5:15 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 8:50 pm Buy Tickets



Tuesday - March 12th



Cat Video Fest - 12:30 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Documentary - 3:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 6:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 7:50 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 9:45 pm Buy Tickets



Wednesday - March 13th



Oscar Shorts - Documentary - 12:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 2:35 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Live Action - 4:35 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 9:05 pm Buy Tickets



Thursday - March 14th



Cat Video Fest - 12:30 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Documentary - 3:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 6:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 7:50 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 9:45 pm Buy Tickets



Friday - March 15th



Cat Video Fest - 12:00 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Animation - 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Live Action - 3:45 pm Buy Tickets
Oscar Shorts - Animation - 6:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest (w/ Humane Society Intro) - 7:35 pm Buy Tickets



Saturday - March 16th



Cat Video Fest - 12:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 4:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 6:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 7:45 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 9:45 pm Buy Tickets



Sunday - March 17th



Cat Video Fest - 12:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 6:00 pm Buy Tickets



Tuesday - March 19th



Cat Video Fest - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets



Thursday - March 21st



Cat Video Fest - 6:00 pm Buy Tickets
Cat Video Fest - 7:50 pm Buy Tickets