The Oakland Film Society announces this years selection of films.

This year, film screenings will be held at Jack London Regal Theater, The Grand Lake Theater, Holy Names University.
Free events at Warehouse 416, Oakland’s City Hall.

Sina Salimi

Director Statement In the continuous war between Israel and Palestine, The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) invented a practice to make air strikes more efficient. Before bombing a civilian area, they call the inhabitants of the house, and inform them that their home is...

Tamara Perkins

Tamara Perkins is a change maker focused on documentaries that inspire dialogue, empower and provide voice for vulnerable communities. She founded Apple of Discord Productions and developed programs such as the Wisdom Project and San Quentin Media Project that train...

Alon Chan

Alon Chan, is a young film director highly recommended by famous French Producer Jean-Claude Bourlat. She has studied film-making in Hong Kong, France and England, which has given her a global persepctive. Chan has been working at Television Broadcast Limited (TVB)...

Donald Lacy Jr.

Donald E. Lacy, Jr. is a writer, director, actor, comedian, and radio talk show host. As a comedian he was inducted into the Bay Area Blues society Hall of Fame in 2013. A San. Francisco. State. University. alumnus, Donald holds a B. A. Degree in Theater Arts, (with a...

Lara Lee

Iara Lee Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder/director of the Cultures of Resistance Network Foundation, an organization that promotes global solidarity, and connects and supports agitators, educators, farmers and artists to...

Leslie-Ann Coles

Leslie-Ann Coles     Leslie - Ann Coles transitioned from dance and interactive performance art to film and television in 1999. Her debut film, "In The Refrigerator" which she wrote, directed and starred in screened in over thirty-five film festival and garnered...

Two Pictures

Ruth, a burn unit nurse who is a consummate professional on the outside and a spiritual seeker on the inside, and Conrad, an alcoholic shipyard worker who dreams of being a cutting edge artist, are two seemingly unrelated characters. They live close to each other in...

Chee and T

Two Silicon Valley debt collectors, Chee and T, are tasked with getting their boss' nephew, Mayunk, presentable by day's end for his engagement party. Unfortunately, handling Mayunk proves to be anything but simple. He's hyperactive, brash, and something of a drugged...

Melody Makers

Melody Makers' captures the birth of music journalism during the zeitgeist of rock n’ roll through the lens of photographer, Barrie Wentzell, Chief Contributing Photographer, Melody Maker magazine (1965-1975) whose iconic, largely unseen photo archive, is the heart of...

BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso

A small landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, engaged citizens who carry on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, killed in a coup d'état led by his best friend and advisor Blaise Compaoré, who then...

After parties will be held at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle in Downtown on Friday, April 6th,

Closing party at ERA lounge on Saturday, April 7th.

Panels will be held at Holy Names University, City Hall, Anfilo, Cana Bar and Parlor and Oakland’s City Hall.

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