Unapologetic will be streaming as part of the New Orleans Film Festival 2020. The film will be available begininng November 7th through November 22nd.
The 31st annual New Orleans Film Festival will be a hybrid festival in-person and online event featuring 160+ films across its Virtual Cinema and Open-Air Cinema programming. Open-Air Cinema events will run November 6-15, and the virtual components of the festival will run Nov 6-22.
Festival attendees are invited to participate in Virtual Cinema, Lafitte Greenway Open Air Cinema, or both, as merited by pass level or ticket type. Participants will have the opportunity to experience pre-recorded filmmaker Q&As and contextualizing introductions by the programming team. There will also be free streaming public keynotes, and virtual panel discussions geared at filmmakers and those interested in learning about the craft.
ABOUT THE FILM
After the murders of Rekia Boyd and Laquan McDonald at the hands of the Chicago police, Black millennial organizers challenge an administration complicit in violence against its own residents. Told from the perspective of Janaé and Bella, two Black, queer leaders, the film takes a deep and urgent look at the movement for Black lives. With a mix of protest footage and intimate verite scenes, debut filmmaker, Ashley O’Shay gains the kind of remarkable access that only a trusted member of this community can. But how do you keep Black joy at the forefront of the fight for Black liberation? Watch Unapologetic and find out. -Angela Tucker, NOFF