OIFA4festflyerThis week’s Tuesday Tease features a culture festival founded by Houstonians who are passionate about sharing the accomplishments in film, music, and theatre that showcases “positive works of art about and by underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.” Film, Art, Music, Dancing, Speakers, Panels, and Musicals will be found at the Our Image Film & Arts Festival being held this Friday and Saturday at Rice University. The focus of the festival is to “recognize  some of the best Black independent local, national, and international film makers, artists and musicians currently working today.” In attendance and speaking with a Q&A session to follow will be internationally known poet, musician, and performer, Saul Williams.

Open to the public with ticket prices that range from $10 to $40, there’s something for everyone’s budget. But, don’t wait too long–last year, the festival sold out quickly. Do not miss this. If you have even the slightest chance of being able to go–buy a ticket. Here’s the run down for the weekend:

Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:00pm – Midnight; Doors open, 6:00pm; Screening begins, 7:00pm

“This year’s impressive lineup opens on Friday October 25 at 7 p.m., with Saul Williams starring in the multi-award winning film TEY (Today). Most will likely recall Mr. Williams from his work in the 1998 award winning film Slam. In addition to showcasing his current project, an audience Q&A/Discussion with Mr. Williams will follow the screening.”

Following the screening is an opening night reception with DJ Flash Gordon Parks and live music from H.I.S.D., winners of a Houston Press Music best hip-hop group award.

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 11:00am – Midnight; Doors open, 10:00am; Screenings begin, 11:00am
Food Trucks will be on site

Saturday features a full lineup of panels and short films including The Tombs, Sundays at Noon, and Thugs the Musical followed by the festival’s feature film, Let’s Stay Together

and satirical comedy, Destination: Planet Negro.

The night closes out with another set from DJ Flash Gordon Parks and live music from Amira3. So, I say again: Do not miss this. If you have even the slightest chance of being able to go–buy a ticket. You certainly won’t regret it.

Connect with Our Image on the webtwitterfacebook and instagram. And don’t forget to grab your tickets before they sell out!

Quotes and videos were sourced from the Our Image Festival Press Release and Our Image About Page. Flyer property of Our Image Festival.

What’s a #TuesdayTease? Every Tuesday, I post a video from a band that will be coming to a stage near you soon. If you’re here, you love live music. So, let’s get pumped together for all the fantastic shows that happen around Houston, from local musicians to touring musicians. This week’s TuesdayTease is full of more than just music. Bonus!

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