Dirty Popcorn Black Film Festival “2” The Saga Continues: A Showcase of BIPOC Cinema

Experience a presentation of celebrating Black Cinema

The highly anticipated Dirty Popcorn Black Film Festival 2 returns to the Delaware Art Museum on Saturday, August 12, from 10 am to 4 pm. This year’s festival, themed “The Saga Continues,” will pay homage to the rich and diverse history of Black cinema while highlighting its ongoing evolution.

Attendees can expect an immersive experience, complete with a brand-new art exhibit and four engaging panel discussions on several topics related to Black film. The festival aims to create an inclusive environment where attendees can enjoy popcorn, food, and drinks while celebrating the artistry and talent within the black filmmaking community.

With 15 different screenings, Dirty Popcorn Black Film Festival 2 offers a wide selection of BIPOC filmmakers from multiple genres, including drama, comedy, and documentary. Audiences will have the opportunity to witness the most exciting and innovative work being produced in Black cinema today. Moreover, attendees will have the chance to engage in meaningful conversations with filmmakers and industry professionals about the art and business of filmmaking.

Highlighting the festival will be the presentation of the prestigious 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award to a legendary figure in Black cinema. The name of the recipient will be announced closer to the event. This award serves as a tribute to the remarkable contributions made by Black filmmakers and artists to the world of cinema, acknowledging the ongoing significance of their work.

Dirty Popcorn Black Film Festival 2 promises attendees an unforgettable day filled with celebration, education, and entertainment. Whether you are a seasoned film buff or simply seeking an introduction to the world of Black cinema, this event is a unique opportunity not to be missed.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Interventional Pain & Spine, Tuby Catering, and Prime Beverage Group. This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

WHAT: 2nd Annual Jet Phynx Dirty Popcorn Black Film Festival
WHEN: August 12, 2023, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
WHERE: Delaware Art Museum Auditorium
COST: Free
INFO: delart.org/blackfilmfestival2023

About the Delaware Art Museum

For over 100 years, the Museum has served as a primary arts and cultural institution in Delaware. It is alive with experiences, discoveries, and activities to connect people with art and with each other. Originally created in 1912 to honor the renowned illustrator and Wilmington-native, Howard Pyle, the Museum’s collection has grown to over 12,000 works of art in our building and sculpture garden. Also recognized for British Pre-Raphaelite art, the Museum is home to the most comprehensive Pre-Raphaelite collection on display outside of the United Kingdom, and a growing collection of significant contemporary art.

Under the leadership of our Board of Trustees, the Delaware Art Museum is implementing a comprehensive approach to community and civic engagement. This exciting new strategic direction requires that we increase our value and relevance to all audiences. Visit delart.org to for the latest exhibitions, programs, and performances or connect with us via social media.