Black Bottom Film

From age-old classics to contemporary work, the third annual Black Bottom Film Festival illuminates and celebrates African American cinema and unique Black people. The festival showcases movies that focus on the themes of spirituality, race, family conflict, honor, duty and working-class struggle, themes ever-present in August Wilson’s The Pittsburgh Cycle plays. The festival will celebrate African American film making pioneers of recent decades. The BBFF fosters an examination of how Black filmmakers use art to inspire, challenge, confront, and influence American culture. Writing and acting workshops are offered as well.

Black Bottom Film Festival Trailer & Schedule

View the trailer and access the full schedule for the Black Bottom Film Festival below.

View the Schedule & Get Tickets!

Receive a restaurant discount by bringing your ticket stub from BBFF to the following locations:

Bae Bae’s (15% off food)
Bills Bar and Burger 10% off food)
August Henry’s (15% off food)

    

Ruth Carter

Producers of the Black Bottom Film Festival sat down with legendary costume designer Ruth Carter to discuss her career and experiences navigating Hollywood.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy tickets for individual events/screenings?

Tickets for the films showing at Row House Cinema are sold individually and can be purchased online or at the Row House Cinema box office. To attend events and screenings at the August Wilson Cultural Center Feb 22-24, you must purchase either a weekend pass or day pass. Those passes are sold online at aacc-awc.org or at the AWCC box office.

How many kids can I bring to the Wiz?

Three children ages 13 and under can attend the screening of The Wiz for free with the purchase of 1 adult weekend or day pass. More than 3 children will require the purchase of an additional day or weekend pass. Those passes are sold online at aacc-awc.org or at the AWCC box office.

Are the workshops sold separately?

The workshops not sold separately, guests are able to attend the workshops with the purchase of a day or weekend pass. Those passes are sold online at aacc-awc.org or at the AWCC box office.

Does my weekend pass include movies at Row House Cinema?

All films showing at Row House Cinema are sold separately from the AWCC weekend or day passes. To purchase tickets for films at Row House Cinema, you can purchase online or at the Row House Cinema box office.

How do I purchase tickets at Row House Cinema?

You can purchase online at aacc-awc.org, rowhousecinema.com or at the Row House Cinema box office.

What events are free?

The Youth Improv workshop for ages 13-18 is free and the The Wiz is free for children 13 & under.

What if I only want to see one movie?

Movies at AWCC are not sold separately, you must purchase either a day or weekend pass. Those passes are sold online at aacc-awc.org or at the AWCC box office. Row House Cinema films are sold separately.

What if I just want to do to one workshop?

Workshops at AWCC are not sold separately, you must purchase either a day or weekend pass. Those passes are sold online at aacc-awc.org or at the AWCC box office.