The Newark Black Film Festival (NBFF), the longest running festival of its kind in the United States, kicks off its 43rd season on June 28 at the Newark Museum with 13th, Ava DuVernay’s exploration of the history of race, justice and mass incarceration in the U.S., focusing on the nation’s prisons that are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. The evening begins with a reception at 5:30 pm, followed by screening at 7 pm. A Q&A with Khalil Muhammad, Prof. of History, Race and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; and Lawrence Hamm, People Organization for Progress concludes the evening. The Q&A will be hosted by Gloria Hopkins Buck, NBFF Chairperson and Charter Member.

The screening and reception are free but reservations are required. To register, visit