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  • LOCATION :

    Tubman Museum
    Grand Opera House
    Theatre Macon
  • Date :

    May 3 - 5 2019

The Tubman Museum will host the inaugural Tubman African American Museum Film Festival in historic downtown Macon May 3rd – 5th. The festival begins Friday, May 3rd at The Grand Opera House with a special screening of TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES with special guest producer Stacey Holman. VIP pass holders are encouraged to join us before the film for music, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a meet and greet with Holman. On Saturday, May 4th the festival will showcase screenings of independent documentary films at Theatre Macon, a gumbo celebration lunch at the Tubman Museum and a special screening of the 2019 Sundance award winning film ALWAYS IN SEASON with special guest director Jacqueline Olive. The day will conclude with an evening cocktail reception at the Tubman. The festival weekend will wrap up Sunday, May 5th with a free screening of the classic film COOLEY HIGH in the Tubman Museum parking lot drive-in movie.

For information about the festival schedule and tickets see the 2019 Film Festival Schedule.

For ticket purchase information visit the Mercer Ticket Sales site.

Film Festival Presentations

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities
Wax Print: 1 Fabric, 4 Continents, 200 Years of History
Gumbo
All Skinfolk ain’t Kinfolk
The Changing Same
Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask
Always in Season

Tubman African American Film Festival Advisory Committee:

Dr. Andy Ambrose
Tubman Museum

Dr. Michelle Prettyman
Mercer University

Jeff Bruce
Tubman Museum


Priscilla Esser
Macon Film Festival

Tabitha Lynne Walker
Macon Film Festival

Harold Young
Tubman Museum



Film Festival Panel Discussion in the Tubman Rotunda



Film Festival Panel Discussion in the Tubman Rotunda

The Tubman African American Film Festival is presented in partnership with the Macon Film Festival.
Support for the Tubman African American Film Festival is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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