First at Four: NC Black Film Festival kicks off in Wilmington this week

First at Four: NC Black Film Festival kicks off in Wilmington this week

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The 15th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival kicks off this week in Wilmington.

The festival runs September 15-18.

In partnership with the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival, the festival will open with a film called Service to Man, which tells the story of a first-year white working-class Jewish boy from Brooklyn admitted to an all-black medical school in Nashville.

The festival also features Wilmington On Fire, a documentary about the 1898 Massacre in Wilmington. The film was recently featured in an article in The New Yorker.

You can find the complete schedule of events and films here: http://www.blackartsalliance.org/ 

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