Grab your Tickets for the Define American Film Festival May 11th-13th!

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May 11th – May 13th marks the dates for the Define American Film Festival (DAFF) at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.  Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America. Through a series of films and panel discussions, the Define American Film Festival brings guests and the media diverse perspectives about immigration and American identity. Tickets for each showing are $5, which includes tickets to the selected film, an additional Short Film, a Panel Discussion + Opening Night Reception, and access to art exhibits. The full DAFF weekend Passes are $25, and includes Opening Night Reception, All Screenings, and all Panel Discussions.

Films

Thursday, May 11, 7:00 pm
Dolores (Opening night reception to follow)
Film Info  |  Buy Tickets
Friday, May 12, 2:30 pm
Residenté
View Trailer | Buy Tickets
Friday, May 12, 5:00 pm
Am I : Too African to be American
or Too American to be African?
View Trailer  |  Buy Tickets
Friday, May 12, 8:00 pm
Meet the Patels
View Trailer | Buy Tickets
Saturday, May 13, 1:00 pm
Forbidden: Undocumented &
Queer in Rural America
View Trailer | Buy Tickets
Saturday, May 13, 4:00 pm
White People
View Trailer | Buy Tickets
Saturday, May 13, 8:00 pm
Stories We Tell: How Immigrants are
Portrayed in Hollywood & Popular Culture
Buy Tickets

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Panel Discussions

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Interactive panels are the highlight of The Define American
Film Festival. Celebrities, filmmakers, actors, and local
advocates will converge for critical breakdowns of the
issues behind the festival films.
For a full panel discussion lineup, click here.
Dolores: Dolores Huerta, Paola Mendoza, Brittany Packnett
Residenté: Damian Woetzel, Oliver Merino
Am I?: Nadia Sasso, Desirée Venn Frederic, Jonathan Jayes -Green
Meet the Patels: Taz Ahmed
Forbidden: 
Moises Serrano, Tiffany Rhynard, Cristina Morales,
Bishop Tonyia M. Rawls
White People: 
Jose Antonio Vargas, Ian Nelson, Ronnie Cho
Stories We Tell – How Immigrants are Portrayed in Hollywood
& Popular Culture:
 
Melissa Harris-Perry, Cristela Alonzo,
April Reign, Lorraine Ali, Nico Santos.

 

 

Volunteering

If you’re interested in volunteering at this event click here to access the sign-up sheet where you can define which roles you want to be a part of!

Contact and Location

Email: hello@defineamerican.com

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture 

During the festival, guests are invited to tour the museum’s galleries for free.

Venue Address:  551 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Parking:  First two levels below the Duke Energy building, 400 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC. Discounts are available to guests when you bring your parking ticket to be validated. There are also parking lots and garages in the area.
Hotels: The Hilton Garden Inn Uptown Charlotte is offering special discounted rates to festival attendees. Click here to reserve by May 1st.

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