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Film Forward Mississippi Schedule

All events are free and open to the public!

Sunday, October 2

  • 2:00 p.m. FREEDOM RIDERS, (Mississippi e-Center Convention Hall @ JSU)
    Welcome: Dr. William McHenry - Executive Director, Mississippi e-Center @JSU
    Luncheon, Film Screening and panel discussion with Freedom Riders and MS Civil Rights Veterans
    (Moderator Sunny Fridge, Ph.D., Director of Programs, Department of Mass Communications- Jackson State University)

Monday, October 3

  • 10:00 a.m. A SMALL ACT (JSU Student Center Theater)
  • 1:00 p.m. AFGHAN STAR (JSU Student Center Theater) 

Tuesday, October 4

  • 10:00 a.m. AMREEKA (JSU Student Center Theater)
  • 1:00 p.m. BOY (JSU Student Center Theater)

Wednesday, October 5

  • 10:00 a.m. LA MISSION (JSU Student Center Theater) 
  • 1:00 p.m. LAST TRAIN HOME  (JSU Student Center Theater)

Thursday, October 6

  • 10:00 a.m. WINTER’S BONE screening followed by Q&A with Debra Granik
    (JSU Student Center Theater)
    Welcome: Dr. Olorundare Aworuwa,  Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Mass Communications
    (Moderator: Sunny Fridge, Ph.D. Director of Programs, Department of Mass Communications-Jackson State University)
  • 12:00pm Lunch on JSU campus (featuring Pizza and Indian Cuisine ) (mini Fashion show of Indian Saris modeled by JSU Insatiable Modeling Club) with live music by Lead Winter's Bone Musician Marideth Cisco and JSU Jazz Musicians
  • 1:00 p.m. UDAAN screening followed by Q&A with Vikramditya Motwane (JSU Student Center Theater)   
    (Moderator: Noel Didla, Instructor of English - Department of English and Modern Foreign Languages
    Closing Remarks, Dr. Olorundare Aworuwa, Sunny Fridge, Ph.D., Director of Programs, Department of Mass Communications-Jackson State University
  • 7:00 p.m. UDAAN screening followed by Q&A with Vikramaditya Motwane - Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS  (Moderator: Nina Parikh, Crossroads Film Society)      

Friday, October 7

  • 9:00a.m. Screening of WINTER’S BONE followed by Q&A with Debra Granik (The Piney Woods School)
  • 11:00a.m. Post-screening Q&A/Master Class with Debra Granik  (facilitated by Piney Woods’ Dr. Nichols )

Saturday, October 8

  • 9:00 a.m. Screening of UDAAN followed by Q&A with Vikramaditya Motwane (The Piney Woods School)
  • 11:00a.m. Post-screening Q&A/master class with Vikramaditya Motwane  (facilitated by Piney Woods’ Dr. Nichols )
  • 4:00 p.m.- 6:00p.m. Script to Screen workshop for filmmaking community at the Mississippi  Museum of Art, Jackson, MS with Filmmakers Debra Granik and Vikramaditya Motwane
    (Moderator Alesia Weston, Associate Director, Feature Film International Program, Sundance Institute)
  • 6:00 p.m. -7:30p.m. MEET AND GREET Reception with Vikramaditya Motwane & Debra Granik with live music by Marideth Cisco of WINTER’S BONE - Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
  • 7:30p.m. Screening of WINTER’S BONE followed by Q&A with Debra Granik at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS  (Moderator Nina Parikh of Crossroads Film Society)

Film Forward Morocco Schedule

Tuesday, September 27

  • 4:00pm - Amreeka screening at the Cinematheque de Tanger followed by Q&A. Moderator: Sean Guliette, Filmmaker

Thursday, September 29

  • 6:00pm - Amreeka screening at Cinema Hollywood. Moderator: Mr. Andellatif Laasadi