2022 San Francisco Indie Film Festival features powerful drama 'The Sleeping Negro'

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
SF Indie Film Festival features powerful drama 'The Sleeping Negro'
The SF Independent Film Festival in the Mission District's Roxie Theater features "The Sleeping Negro," a young black man grasping for social justice.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The 24th annual San Francisco Independent Film Festival has returned for an in-person event at the Mission District's Roxie Theater, Feb. 3 to 13, while also offering the dual option of virtual viewing online.

One of the 26 feature films lined up, "The Summer Negro," opens an important conversation on the modern age of race in America, told through a young Black man who must overcome rage, alienation, even homelessness after being confronted by a series of racially-charged incidents.

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