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The Life and Times of Elizabeth Keckly

Directed by: Tim Reid TRT: 44 min (USA) ***PREMIERE*** A true Renaissance woman, who despite the Civil War milieu, became one of the most extraordinary success stories of that era. Elizabeth Keckly, born enslaved in Virginia, supported herself as a seamstress and dressmaker, and amassed $1200 to purchase her freedom. Moving to Washington, DC in […]

NOKA Keeper of Worlds


Written and Directed by: Shaun Escayg TRT: 23 min (Trinidad & Tobago/USA)  NOKA Keeper of Worlds is a coming of age story centered on an eight-year-old American boy named Gabriel. Gabriel suffers from a rare form of schizophrenia and like his now deceased grandfather, is a timid recluse. While at a wake in honor of […]

Perfect Day


Written and Directed by: Derrick L. Sanders TRT: 16 min (USA) Desmond, an intellectual loner in a volatile high school, has devised a plan to reveal his affections to Aasha, the class beauty. He secretly writes her love sonnets, depositing them in her locker between classes. Then, in the midst of the day’s chaos, he […]


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Directed by: Marcelo Machado TRT: 87 min (Brazil) (In Portuguese, with English subtitles) Tropicália tells the story of one of Brazil’s most significant cultural and rich artistic movements born in the late 1960s. From a collective of like-minded souls, ‘tropicália’ used music, poetry, theatre, and avant-garde visual art as a voice to confront the cultural […]

Playground Politix


“Playground Politix” Written and Directed by: Doreen Spicer-Dannelly TRT: 10 min (USA) *Child Friendly A musically driven short film about all-American girls and boys battling through dance to claim their space at the playground. Stand up to bullies! Stand up for others!    

Plunky & Oneness Live: Festival Block Party | Oct. 18th – 8:00PM


Join us for Petersburg’s Saturday night Block party to celebrate the LMI International Film Festival. The stage will be set at Old Towne Civic Center where Gina Loring will open with a powerful Spoken Word performance followed by Plunky & Oneness highlighting an evening of music, food, and celebration! Plunky and Oneness delivers! This versatile group […]

Chico & Rita

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Written and Directed by: Fernando Trueba Illustrator: Javier Mariscal TRT: 94 min (Spain/UK) (In Spanish, with English subtitles) Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New […]

Poetry Reading and Performance by Gina Loring


accomplished poet, vocalist, songwriter, workshop facilitator Gina Loring is an accomplished poet, vocalist, songwriter, and workshop facilitator. She has guest lectured at countless colleges, universities, and high schools nationwide. As guest poet of the American Embassy, she has traveled to Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, England, and Tunisia. She was featured on […]

Toussaint Louverture | The Man Who Set a Nation Free

Jimmy JEAN LOUIS (Toussaint) Diffusion en 2 parties : 2012/02/14 et 2012/02/15

Directed by Phillippe Niang (France/Haiti) in French and Haitian Creole with English subtitles.  Feature:  195 min. including one 15 min. intermission. Toussaint Louverture is a two part, action-packed, epic film depicting the life of the Haitian leader who led the first successful slave revolt in world history, defeating Napoleon Bonaparte and winning independence for Haiti […]

A Film Tribute to Joseph Cotten Featuring “Citizen Kane” and “The Third Man”: October 10th – 6 PM

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Citizen Kane.  The Third Man.  Duel in the Sun.  Magnificent Ambersons.  Just a few titles of great films starring Petersburg’s very own Joseph Cotten. Join us at the Sol Cooper Gallery on October 10th during Friday for the Arts at 6 pm to view two of Cotten’s memorable performances in “Citizen Kane” and “The Third […]