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The San Francisco Black Film Festival

UPDATED! Check this out: We were so proud to be invited to show The Story of Michael D. McCarty at the San Francisco Black Film Festival on June 15 & 16, for two screenings! It was a whirlwind of a weekend - so many films, so many people coming and going - but with Michael by my side to present the film, our audience was laughing and excited from the get-go. The Minister of Information and SFBFF's publicist, JR Valrey, is also Michael's nephew, so it was fun talking with him and promoting our film with him via several channels. Check out our mention in this San Francisco BayView Newspaper article and read more about the history and mission of the film festival here. :

Mystic Soul Project: What does it mean to be Whole?

What does it mean to be whole? To be part of something important, to find adventure, to feel love? The Mystic Soul Project's mission is to engage the wisdom, teaching, resources, and voices of People of Color at the intersections of spirituality, activism and healing. They believe that these three components, especially in communities of color, are inextricably interconnected and each one can function in its fullness only with the full engagement and embodiment of the other two parts. Over the weekend, we were honored to have our film, The Story of Michael D. McCarty show at the Mystic Soul Conference. A venue for people to share their stories about healing and activism was the perfect set

Chicago Cultural Center Screening: Belonging, Connection, Synchronicity

On May 22, about 265 people - family members, passersby, very old friends & brand new friends - gathered at the Claudia Cassidy Theater at the beautiful Chicago Cultural Center to watch the first film in the Belonging in the USA series, a story of the effervescent storyteller, Michael D. McCarty. The long line of attendees filtered into the open space near the theater, munching on delicious dosa from The Art of Dosa, filling out their reflection question sheets which probed for some reflection about freedom and their personal stories, and mingling with new faces, the filmmaker, Arielle, and the subject of the film itself, Michael. It was a packed house - full of laughter, introspection, and

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