THE “VIRTUAL” OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL STARTS SEPT 17TH

 By JR Valrey, Black New World Media  One of the gems of the annual Oakland art scene is the Oakland International Film Festival which is from September 17th to September 27th, this year. Just like everything else that makes Oakland dope that was disrupted by the COVID, OIIF is going totally virtual: films, panels, and all. Longtime director and co-founder of the festival, David Roach sat down with Black New World Media to discuss this year’s virtual reality, this year’s lineup, the surprise passing of the San Francisco Black Film…

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