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Blacklight International Film Festival

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The 12th edition of the annual festival of black independent film continues from Friday, August 20, through Thursday, August 26, at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased only on the day of the screening. For more information call 649-4855.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

Fly by Night

A movie about young rap artists in New York City, directed by Steve Gomer. (7:00 and 9:00)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

The Blue Eyes of Yonta

Flora Gomes's 1991 feature, set in a port city in Guinea-Bissau, about a woman who secretly loves a former revolutionary and friend of her parents, and is secretly loved by a man on the waterfront; with Maysa Marta, Antonio Simao Mendes, and Pedro Dias. (7:00 and 9:00)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

Evidence: Trailers From

the Blaxploitation Era

An hour and a half of 35-millimeter trailers from "black exploitation" films of the 70s. (5:30 and 7:30)

MONDAY, AUGUST 23

Maria Antonia

Adapted from Eugenio Hernandez's play, this Cuban feature by Sergio Giral, set in Havana in the 50s, concerns a beautiful, rebellious young woman taken to a high priest by her godmother; with Alina Rodriguez and Alexis Valdez (1990). (6:30 and 9:00)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24

A Place of Rage and Passin' It On

A Place of Rage is a 52-minute English film directed by Pratibha Parmar about African American women, featuring interviews with Angela Davis and Alice Walker (1991); Passin' It On is a recent hour-long documentary by John Valadez and Peter Miller about Black Panther leader Dhoruba Bin Wahad. (7:00 and 9:00)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25

Evidence: Trailers From

the Blaxploitation Era

See listing under Sunday, August 22. (7:00 and 9:00)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26

Burning an Illusion

A British feature by Menelik Shabazz about a young woman's political awakening (1982). (7:00 and 9:00)

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