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San Diego Black Film Festival Celebrates 15th Year

April 27, 2017 2 p.m.

KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando previews the 15th Annual San Diego Black Film Festival.

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The San Diego Black Film Festival officially launches its 15th year tonight (Thursday). KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando has this preview.

This year the San Diego Black Film Festival expands to three locations. It opens tonight at the Reading Grossmont with AMC Fashion Valley and Ultrastar Mission Valley hosting films Friday through Sunday. Festival director Karen Willis says the kick off film tonight is a love story called Then There was You and closing day will showcase a collection of foreign shorts including The Taxi Club.

KAREN WILLIS: Which is about people of African descent in Sweden trying to get a piece of the pie as taxi drivers, they sort of formed a coalition of African taxi drivers so that movie focuses on that, a documentary about their struggle.

That hints at the diversity of films you can find through Sunday at the San Diego Black Film Festival.

Beth Accomando, KPBS News.