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ACTION opens on Saturday, October 14th at 1:00 pm at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Three films written by and featuring some of Richmond’s favorites will be shown. The lineup includes Margarette Joyner’s Still Fighting (directed by Margarette Joyner), Brittany Fisher’s Bleach (directed by Omiyẹmi (Artisia) Green), and dl Hopkins’ Break (directed by dl Hopkins).

The festival will include a post-show Q&A with the writers to draw audiences nearer to the artists. A key feature of the festival will also include three Welcome Table discussions inspired by the aspirational work of James Baldwin, the inclusive homemaking practices of Josephine Baker, and continued work such as artist Lois Weaver’s “Long Table.” Facilitators trained by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will help support the communal dialogues meant to inspire participants to continue identifying areas of mutual understanding beyond the festival that lead to ACTION or social transformation.

Cadence encourages anyone interested in the arts, filmmaking, and community dialogue to attend, but most especially students, educators, and families. The event is free and open to the public, but patrons will have to cover a nominal parking fee at the VMHC. Parking is available behind the facility, with entrances at Kensington Avenue and opposite the VMFA parking garage (from N Sheppard St. or Stuart Ave). For tickets and a full description of each film please visit

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