Balanced representation in media affects all ages, so BFF has experiences for the whole family that highlight our mission of inclusion. Catch a free screening at the Sony & Orville Redenbacher outdoor theater or learn to analyze media representations at “How to Be a Kid Critic” workshop with Common Sense Media. There’s something for everyone at BFF 2019!
UglyDolls: Special Screening
Join us for this very special screening of UglyDolls with the creator of Ugly Dolls, David Horvath in attendance!
UglyDolls is an adorable animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls, lead by Moxie (Kelly Clarkson), journey beyond Uglyville to discover the town of Perfection. There they confront their desire to be loved and what it means to be different, ultimately realizing that being who you truly are is what matters most.
Friday, May 10th – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Record North
How to Be a Kid Critic
“We can’t cover our kids’ eyes, but we can teach them to see,” – Common Sense Media, Founding Editor in Chief, Liz Perle.
After a screening of the film Coco, kids will learn what it means to evaluate media critically through discussion and hands-on activities based on Common Sense Media’s unique rating system.
Saturday May 11th – 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Skylight 5
The World We Make
Eighteen-year-old Lee (a spirited equestrian) and Jordan (an academic and football standout) are at the threshold of building a life together, but their character is tested when racial bias surfaces in their otherwise progressive small town.
Emmett is a popular junior at Heart High School. He also happens to be a highly imaginative twelve-year-old child prodigy. After his brother Luke, also a junior and Emmett’s best friend is accused of being involved in a rash of thefts at the school, Emmett must find a way to prove his innocence before their mom ships Luke off to boarding school.
Emmett enlists the help of his sixty-something SAT tutor and crime novelist, Mary, to help him find the real culprit. Together, with the assistance of his oddball friends and a benevolent science teacher, Emmett and Mary prove Luke’s innocence and discover the real criminal may be someone from Mary’s past.
Revival! is a thoroughly innovative celebration of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ through faith, film, and theatre. A Gospel musical based on the poetic Book of John, Revival! is a letter from Jesus to a troubled and ever-contemporary world. Our journey begins with a live Passion Play in a contemporary metropolis and expands from there into a world of vibrant image and immersive sound.
Revival! Is an authentic expression of Black Faith in form and intention. It is also a unique way to re-imagine a renewal of the everlasting and joyous creative spirit of the black church experience! We all know this story, but we’ve never seen it, heard it or felt it like this.
Sweet Inspirations begins when a local shelter for victims of domestic abuse falls on hard times, and spirited housewife Maggie Greene (Cassie Self) hatches a unique fundraising scheme by convincing Bonnie (Maria Canlas-Barrera) and their friends of the Women’s Outreach Group to join them in selling biblically inspired gourmet cupcakes from an abandoned pizza parlor.
In the process, the ladies learn the power of Christian service and transform their community, their loved ones, and each other.
Café owner Peter, leaves his disgruntled manager Henry, to take care of business, but instead he hires a crew of misfits, including his replacement. Peter returns to work and soon learns the value of camaraderie as he bonds with the new team.
FREE Films at the Sony & Orville Redenbacher Outdoor Theater
Stop by the Sony and Orville Redenbacher Outdoor Theater at Lawrence Park, May 8-11 for some of your favorite films. From classics to new releases, catch all of your favorites on the big screen, all from our sponsor Sony. Did we mention they’re all FREE? Starting Wednesday at 3pm, share your love of movie-going with community films in the great outdoors. Come early for a good seat!