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Patois Film Festival presents Conscious Cinema

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Join us for Conscious Cinema presented by Patois Film Festival on every first Monday of the month.Screenings will range from drama to documentaries, and will always touch on environmental or sociopolitical issues.

There will be a special cocktail hour before every film. Meet, mingle and have a drink. The curtain opens at 7pm.

You can RSVP for FREE at acehotel.com/patois

November 6:
Flag Wars & Cocktail Hour with JPNSI Community Land Trust

In the decaying, historically black Olde Towne East area of Columbus, Ohio, residents perceive themselves as being forced out of their homes by affluent gay couples trying to create a neighborhood for themselves. This documentary focuses on Linda Mitchell, a longtime resident who finds herself in danger of losing her house when she cannot afford to maintain her desirable property. With tensions rising, the gay gentrifiers soon find themselves the targets of violence and robbery. Flag Trust is a documentary directed by Laura Poitras and Linda Goode Bryant.

JPSNI is a Community Land Trust and housing rights organization committed to creating sustainable, democratic, and economically just neighborhoods and communities in New Orleans.


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December 4:
Born in Flames & Cocktail Hour with Gallery of the Streets
This film will screen at 5pm*

Born in Flames is a 1983 documentary-style feminist science fiction film by Lizzie Borden that explores racism, classism, sexism and heterosexism in an alternative United States socialist democracy.

Gallery of the Streets aims to “engage everyday spaces as sites of resistance.” An evolving network of artists, activists, organizers, scholars, cultural workers, and community supporters committed to exploring radical possibilities within Black geographies. Existing at the intersections of art, education, direct action organizing and movement-building, we fuse public art and community engagement. Our approach includes convenings, political education, and experiential engagement in solidarity with the issues and demands of our Movement(s).

Using Black Feminist Theory as a point of departure, we work from a principle of “revolutionary nomadism” to create temporary site-specific installations and performances that are rooted in community collaboration and democratic processes. Communities who are directly impacted by policies and practices of structural oppression work together to conceptualize and produce visual opera–ambitious works that interweave visual art, found objects, sound, music, movement, ritual and narrative to confront systemic power, provoke democratic dialogue, and cultivate sustainable spaces.

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January 1:
Losing Ground & Cocktail Hour with Coffy Film Collective

A comedy-drama about a Black American female philosophy professor and her insensitive, philandering, and flamboyant artist husband who are having a marital crisis. When the wife goes off on an almost unbelievable journey to find "ecstasy", her husband is forced to see her in a different light. —Leslye Allen

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