1st Annual Juneteenth Film Festival

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Name: 1st Annual Juneteenth Film Festival
Date: June 10, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Event Description:
Join the City of Gainesville Juneteenth’s Celebration with the 1st Annual A. Quinn Jones Museum’s Juneteenth Film Festival, Saturday, June 10, 2023, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Film Festival will be held at A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center, 1013 NW 7th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida.
The Juneteenth Film Festival showcases a wide range of entertainment made by locals and features the people, places, music, dance and experiences of Gainesville residents.
Film Schedule:
5:30–6:45 p.m. – “Soul of America: The Charles Bradley Story”: The incredible rise of the 62-year old aspiring soul singer and Gainesville native Charles Bradley, whose debut album rocketed him from a hard life in the Brooklyn housing projects to Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 50 albums of 2011.
7–8 p.m. - “One More Time”: A local high school marching band revisits their former high school and travels down the road of high-stepping and show-stopping performances throughout Gainesville. Based on a true-life story of the Richard E. Parker Alumni Band from Eastside High School. Produced and directed by MyQueal Lewis, a graduate of Eastside High School and Florida A&M University. Lewis works to make social change, and is a filmmaker, photographer, and all around artist, as well as the founder of Queality a company responsible for using visual arts to brighten up the community.
8:15–9:15 p.m. “Sarah’s Place: The Sarah McKnight Story”: In the mid-1960s, Sarah’s Restaurant, a diner in the historically black, Fifth Avenue neighborhood in Gainesville, offered lunch by day and live R&B at night. Musicians return for a special reunion to share memories of Sarah McKnight, great music and special bonds of friendship.
Bar-b-que food truck, lemonade stand and an assortment of cakes will be available for purchase. Chairs provided, or you can bring your own.
A. Quinn Jones Museum & Cultural Center    
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, June 10th, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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