Sabira Cole Film Festival- "Thrillers & the Supernatural" Magnum OpusFriday, November 13, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 2.5 hrs)
The 1st annual Sabira Cole Film Festival ventures online for 2020, inviting viewers into a new virtual space that continues to bring the Pittsburgh community a curated collection of independent cinema from or about the African Diaspora. This year’s festival brings not just dynamic features and short films but also live events with filmmakers and local organizations. Find the full festival schedule here: SCFF2020
“Thrillers & the Supernatural” feature film: Magnum Opus
What lies just beyond the dark? Tonight, Friday the 13th, SCFF will showcase films dealing with death and the supernatural. Following the films, will be a live panel discussion about the veil between reality and the fantastical lead by historian and writer Herb Boyd.
6:00 PM Ghosted (Short Film)
6:10 PM Dead Mirror Suite (Short Film)
6:36 PM Midnight Movie: Magnum Opus (Short Film)
- 6:50 PM LIVE Panel: “Entertainment: Escapism or Lense to Reality” ft. Herb Boyd
About Magnum Opus: In his quest for the perfect sculpture, aiming to reproduce the human body and especially the flesh, Slim, a sculptor, will go as far as kill to create the perfect exposure, the perfect mix between pulp and clay.
“Sabira Cole Film Festival is an international juried feature and short film competition. SCFF awards prizes to emerging filmmakers in the 3 categories: Geraldine B Hill Award for children & youth, Sabira Cole Award for short form documentary, Sabira Cole Award for feature narrative or documentary. We centralize storytelling traditions of the Diaspora and global communities of color to control our image and narrative. We support and magnify the voices of tomorrow. SCFF was inspired by the decade long Sembéne Film Festival and was created to honor the legacy and memory of its leader Sabira Cole.” –Ogechi Chieke, Executive Director SCFF
Each night of SCFF will feature films varying in length and subject matter, based around connecting themes.