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2020 Gary International Black Film Festival

The Gary International Black Film Festival Launches Its 10th Anniversary Online With 10 Days of Black Brilliance November 10-20, 2020

Press Release - November 6, 2020


NATIONTIME-GARY Presented by the Gary International Black Film Festival

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The Gary International Black Film Festival presents the Gary, IN premiere of NATIONTIME GARY, directed by William Greaves. The film chronicles 1972 National Black Political Convention held in Gary, IN.  NATIONTIME-GARY is the only film record of the historic 1972 National Black Political Convention. Featuring Jesse Jackson, Shirley Chisholm, Dick Gregory, Coretta Scott King, Richard Hatcher, Betty Shabazz, Amiri Baraka, Congressman Charles Diggs, and many political leaders, artists and activists representing a broad spectrum of Black political thought. Narrated by Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte.

This screening is one of a variety of events leading to the upcoming 2020 Black National Convention presented by The Movement 4 Black Lives on August 28.  A panel featuring participants from the 1972 and the 2020 Convention will be on hand for a post-film discussion.

DATE: Saturday August 22

TIME: Doors at 4:30pm Film at 6pm Central

LOCATION: Gary SouthShore Railcats Stadium and online

Tickets are free for the in-person and the online screening. Pre-registration is required.

Outdoor screening tix:   Online screening tix -

Due to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, events are postponed until further notice.

(UPDATE 3/16/2020) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the request of the Governor this event has been postponed until further notice.

Mayor Jerome A. Prince Inaugural Gala
Performance by R&B Neo-soul Grammy nominated singer Mr. Eric Benet

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Date: Saturday April 18th, 2020
Time: 6pm - 11pm
Location: Gary / Chicago International Airport
6001 Airport Rd. Gary, IN