Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center Presents Black Film Festival

Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center will present its second Black Film Festival with the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Friday, July 23 and 30, from 8 to 11 PM.

Powerful films will be presented and enjoyed outdoors. This film festival is an extension of The Center’s Thinking Forward Lecture Series. Each evening includes a short and a feature chosen by a team from The Center, The Witness Project of Long Island, the Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services, Office of Minority Health, and the Parrish Art Museum.

A still from the film “Shaina.”

These films raise awareness about mental health and the impact of gentrification specific to Black communities, while depicting life-affirming personal stories of hope, resilience, and overcoming adversities. Suffolk County Health Commissioner, Dr. Gregory Pigott will be in attendance.

On July 23 there will be a screening of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and “Elephant.” On July 30, “Shaina” and “My Father The Mover” will screen. Filmmaker Julia Jansch will be in attendance.

“We are honored to be able to partner once again with the Parrish, as part of our Thinking Forward Lecture Series. Our series brings the community together, to speak openly about being Black in America, opening hearts and minds to limitless opportunities. We are providing positive and inspirational role models for our children, teens, and adults. These talks and films have helped create deep and open conversations around racism, stereotypes, and inequalities,” said Bonnie Michelle Cannon, the executive director of The Center.

A still from the film “Elephant.”

“This Festival is an opportunity to shed light on different cultures and their life experiences. We will have more this summer. Stay tuned. The only way that we are going to come together is to learn more about each other and to spend time with each other,” she continued.

The cost is $5 for friends of BRCCRC and Parrish Members or $15 general admission. Students are free. Guests should bring their own chair.

For tickets can be purchased here, or by contacting or calling 631-537-0616.

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