12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ABFF Community Day – Free Event

Sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)

The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater

ABFF Community Day offers an afternoon of entertainment and inspiration in Overtown, featuring exclusive film screenings and a vendor expo for local residents.


1:00 pm

The Waterboyz

An encore presentation of the 2024 ABFF official selection “The Waterboyz” which follows Drew (Akili McDowell) as he tries to navigate the rough and tumble streets of ATL. Drew earns a living selling water on bustling street corners. His mother Rose (La La Anthony) is constantly worrying about the often-volatile occupation he has chosen. He finds a mentor in local entrepreneur Charles Williams (Omar Dorsey) who attempts to steer him away from the street corners as well. Drew continues selling water and eventually finds himself in the crosshairs of local gangster Lil Zoo (Quavo) and situations eventually turn deadly. Q&A to follow.

Panelist: Coke Daniels

3:00 pm

Power of the Dream

Courtesy of Amazon MGM Studios

A new documentary film about the empowering and unlikely true story of how a group of professional women’s basketball players took on a WNBA team owner and rallied behind now-Senator Raphael Warnock, forever changing the landscape of their sport and the course of U.S. politics. Q&A to follow.

Panelists: Dawn Porter, Jemele Hill

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