American Pot Story: Oaksterdam; Sleeping Negro; Ricochet- Let the Films Begin @ 20th Oakland International Film Festival, September 15-24, 2022

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"Connecting the World Through Films" September 15th- 24th, Ten Days of international, national and Bay Area films screened at the historic Grand Lake and Fox Theaters and cultural & historic points in between. The Oakland International Film Festival highlights the City of Oakland as a destination for the arts promoting independent filmmakers and their empowering stories.
By: Wright Enterprises, Sept 15-24-2022 Sept 15-24-2022
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WHO- David Roach, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Oakland International Film Festival; Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf; Filmmakers including Cat Brewer; Skinner Myers; Joslyn Rose Lyon;  James Calhoun; Wimbush Chihiro; Jamar Collins; Jed Terrence Lee; Jeyachandra Hashmi; Damien McDuffie; Vaughn Arterberry; Dan Katzir; Ravit Markus; and special guests Will Scott; Wanda Stewart; Richard Campbell; Content and the Metaverse Panelists: Shawn Granberry; Randy Riggings; Bosko Kante; Dinis Guarda; special guests and films including U.S. Representative Barbara Lee and the Late San Francisco Public Defender and filmmaker Jeff Adachi. Hungry DJ Posse will be among the musicians performing.

WHAT-  Ten days of films from around the world including Spain, India, China and films with an Oakland and Bay Area POV.  Opening Night Films include: "Sweet Biriyani"; "Pen to Pencil"; "The Sleeping Negro" and more.   Closing Night film features a documentary about Oaksterdam University in "American Pot Story: Oaksterdam"-'How California Legalizers Changed the World.'  Evening includes a special Oaksterdam University 15th anniversary party.

WHERE- Locations in Oakland: Grand Lake Theater ( 3200 Grand Ave, 94610), Holy Names University (3500 Mountain Blvd, 94619); Freedom Farmers Market  (4521 Telegraph Avenue, 94609; Liberation Park/Black Cultural Zone (7101 FoothillBlvd, 94621); Cana Bar & Parlor ( (530 Lake Park Avenue, 94610); and the Fox Theater ( ( 1807 Telegraph Avenue, 94612).

WHEN- Thursday, September 15- Saturday, 24, 2022

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WHY-The Oakland International Film Festival highlights the City of Oakland as a destination for the arts.  Oakland has a history and rich tapestry of artistic talent.  Filmmakers from around the world reinforce tourism in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area with their films that span many genres, many cultures and walks of life.  Screenings will be held at different locations presenting the diversity of Oakland at venues such as the Grand Lake Theater that opened in 1926; Freedom Farmers Market; The Black Cultural Zone; The Fox Theater built in 1928 and Holy Names University founded in 1868 as OIFF invites the Bay Area and the world to visit Oakland and the Bay Area enjoying history, restaurants, museums and more.  The Oakland International Film Festival is a testament to Oakland's artistry and the positive happenings in the City of Oakland.   Visit for a complete schedule.



The Oakland International Film Festival is presented by the Oakland Film Society, a non-profit corporation based in Oakland, California with the mission to promote independent filmmakers and the stories they tell to empower people locally, nationally and internationally.

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Editors' Note: Contact Jackie Wright at +1(415) 525 0410 or for overall Oakland International Film Festival media coverage and media passes for screenings over the ten-day festival, including interviews with filmmakers, panelists and co-founder David Roach.

The "American Pot Story: Oaksterdam" media contact is Janine McGoldrick, +1(917)678.1773 /

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