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Ryan Gosling as Julian in the Nicolas Winding Refn movie "Only God Forgives." (Radius -TWC)

"American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs," from director Grace Lee, showcases the life and career of African American activist Grace Lee Boggs.

"Code Black," by director Ryan McGarry, focuses on emergency room doctors at an L.A. County hospital.

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"The Island of Saint Matthews," from director Kevin Jerome Everson, centers on the community of Westport, Miss., which is annually affected by floods.

"Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band," by directors Christopher Quilty and Tamar Halpern, centers on iconoclastic artist Llyn Foulkes.

"The New Black," by director Yoruba Richen, questions the assumptions of homophobia in the African American community.

"Tapia," from director Eddie Alcazar, centers on former world champion boxer Johnny Tapia.

The festival will also feature free community screenings celebrating the 20th anniversary screening of "Dazed and Confused" from director Richard Linklater and a dance-a-long screening of John Waters’ "Hairspray" in honor of its 25th anniversary. For a full schedule, visit the festival website.


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