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Black Film Fest at Historic Gem Theatre | Bridges Society of America

On May 9th, 2015 Bridges Society of America and the Howard University Alumni Association of Kansas City will be hosting a Black Film Fest at the historic Gem Theatre in the 18th and Vine District of Kansas City. The organizations decided to use the Gem Theatre as the venue for the event because it is a historic black movie theater in Kansas City and used to serve as the go to place for black movie goers during the era of segregation. In recent years, the 18th and Vine district has undergone many changes in order to improve the value of the district, which in turn increases its social and financial value to the Kansas City community. The proceeds from the film fest will go towards furthering the mission of both organizations, with the majority of the proceeds being used to provide a deserving student enrolled, or in the process of enrolling, into Howard University with a scholarship. Both organizations value the importance of a strong education couple with a strong network, and student life at Howard University can certainly provide both. Bridges Society of America is nonprofit organization with the vision of empowering young men across America with a network built for success. For information on Bridges Society of America regarding its community involvement and how to support, please visit www.bridgessociety.combridges-society-of-america-2

The films that will be featured are as follows; Imitation of Life, Coming to America, Love Jones and Talk to Me. The hope of this event is to share the vision of social responsibility by increasing community awareness through common interest. Offering this type of experience to young adults builds self- esteem, self-awareness, confidence and character.

Details for the film fest are as follow:

Howard University Alumni Club in conjunction with Bridges Society of America present . . .

The Black Film Fest — Mother’s Day Weekend

May 9, 2015, 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.

Located at the Gem Theatre

1615 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Tickets are available via a link on the homepage. If unable to attend, tickets may be purchased and donated to either organization. For more information, please contact


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