ARTS Pick: Maupintown Film Festival

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Local filmmaker Lorenzo Dickerson heads the Maupintown Film Festival, which highlights stories of African-American historical, educational and social value. Photo: Courtesy subject Local filmmaker Lorenzo Dickerson heads the Maupintown Film Festival, which highlights stories of African-American historical, educational and social value. Photo: Courtesy subject

The Maupintown Film Festival showcases works of historical, educational and social value that address the achievements and plight of the African-American community. Included in the 12-film lineup is local filmmaker (and founder of Maupintown Media) Lorenzo Dickerson’s documentary Anywhere But Here, which examines the cause and effect of mass incarceration, as well as his Color Line of Scrimmage, a story of triumph against all odds at Burley High School in 1956.

Saturday 7/16 & Sunday 7/17. Free, times vary. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 Fourth St. maupintown.com/film-festival.

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