Upcoming Events

  • Black Alphabet Virtual Film Festival 2021
    Black Alphabet Virtual Film Festival 2021
    Black Alphabet Virtual Film Festival 2021
    Nov 08, 12:00 AM CST – Nov 12, 6:00 PM CST
    Black Alphabet Virtual Film Festival 2021
    Missed the in-person event? No worries! The virtual festival is available for streaming through November 12, 2021. Check out all 21 films as many times as you want before November 12.
  • Black Alphabet Film Festival 2021
    Black Alphabet Film Festival 2021
    Chicago
    Nov 06, 10:00 AM CDT – Nov 07, 6:00 PM CST
    Chicago, 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    We are "Together Again" for our 9th Annual Film Festival. Join us in-person for a Paint-'n'-Sip event on Friday to accompany the film Being Black In Porn (The "sip" will be provided), and 2 days of films, and lively discussion. Or screen the films virtually from your own home.
  • Erotic Paint-'n'-Sip
    Erotic Paint-'n'-Sip
    Chicago
    Nov 05, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
    Chicago, 10420 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60628, USA
    Meet (and paint) DeAngelo Jackson in person in this adult-themed event. This event is the prelude to the film and discussion of Being Black in Porn, screening during the Black Alphabet Film Festival on Sunday, November 5.
  • Art As Therapy
    Art As Therapy
    Art As Therapy
    May 12, 7:00 PM
    Art As Therapy
    This series, produced by Black Alphabet, discusses how artists within the Black LGBTQ+ community use their art form to manage their emotional well being. Videos available every Tuesday during the month of May 2021, with a live panel discussion on May 26.
  • Surviving Isolation
    Surviving Isolation
    Surviving Isolation
    Dec 03, 2020, 7:00 PM
    Surviving Isolation
    This short film produced by Black Alphabet is a collection of stories of how people are dealing with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  •  Film Festival - Chicago
    Film Festival - Chicago
    Online Event
    Nov 16, 2020, 12:00 PM CST – Nov 30, 2020, 7:00 PM CST
    Online Event
    Black Alphabet is back virtually for 2020. This year for the first time we will be giving awards for the Best Feature, Best Short, and Best Documentaries.
  • Film Fest Drive In: The Fits
    Film Fest Drive In: The Fits
    302 W 4th St, Covington, KY 41011, USA
    Oct 10, 2020, 8:30 PM EDT
    302 W 4th St, Covington, KY 41011, USA
    Join Black Alphabet as we co-host this socially-distanced drive-in film event. We will be showing the film The Fits.
  • John Lewis: Good Trouble
    John Lewis: Good Trouble
    Mayerson JCC
    Sep 24, 2020, 8:30 PM EDT
    Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45236, USA
    The timely biopic focuses on John Lewis’ longstanding prominence as a civil rights champion and his continuing crusade for racial and social equality. Black Alphabet will be sponsoring the film Change. Visit "Past Films" to learn more about the film.
  • Tag! Queer Shorts Online: Black Lives Matter
    Tag! Queer Shorts Online: Black Lives Matter
    Online Event
    Aug 28, 2020, 7:00 PM PDT – Aug 30, 2020, 11:59 PM PDT
    Online Event
    Black Alphabet partners with Tag Queer Shorts Festival to show their support for the Black Lives Matters movement with a collection of programs featuring stories by and about Black queer and trans people around the world.
  • Black Alphabet @ the Drive In
    Black Alphabet @ the Drive In
    Hollywood Drive In Theater
    Jul 23, 2020, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
    Hollywood Drive In Theater, 1538 Cedar Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224, USA
    Join Black Alphabet at the Hollywood Drive In Theater in College Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio where we will be featuring the film Dirty Laundry.
  • Virtual Film Festival - Cincinnati
    Virtual Film Festival - Cincinnati
    Online Event
    Jun 25, 2020, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
    Online Event
    In collaboration with Cincy Black Pride, Black Alphabet host it's first virtual film festival.
  • Burden Film Screening
    Burden Film Screening
    Stage 773
    Feb 19, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
    BURDEN tells the story of Bennett Lewis; a highly successful and highly educated family man who, in spite of his success, still has to deal with the perils of being a Black man in America. Join us for the screening, and a talk-back following the screening with the film's director.
  • Film Festival - Chicago
    Film Festival - Chicago
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
    Nov 09, 2019, 10:00 AM CST – Nov 10, 2019, 6:45 PM CST
    Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Black Alphabet returns for it's 8th season with a two-day event, featuring King Ester on Saturday with a mimosa brunch, and more than 20 films on Sunday with a full buffet lunch and dinner.
  • Black Alphabet Foam Fest
    Black Alphabet Foam Fest
    Lagunitas Brewing Company Chicago
    Jun 24, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Lagunitas Brewing Company Chicago, 2607 W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Storie Devereaux belts out soulful songs in this Black Alphabet Special Event fund raiser and social event. On tap beer selections available for purchase, and 100% of proceeds go to Black Alphabet.
  • Film Festival - Cincinnati
    Film Festival - Cincinnati
    Esquire Theatre
    Jun 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
    Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
    Black Alphabet returns to Cincinnati, Ohio, in collaboration with Black Pride Cincy, to host the 2nd Cincy Film Festival.
  • Jokes, Flix, & Heal
    Jokes, Flix, & Heal
    The Baton Show Lounge
    May 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    The Baton Show Lounge, 4713 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
    Black Alphabet departs from its Film Festival format and adds as wellness component. Join us for a comedy set, a short film, and a discussion about depression and mental health within the Black LGBT+ commnity.
  • Film Festival - Chicago
    Film Festival - Chicago
    Malcolm X College
    Nov 16, 2018, 7:00 PM CST – Nov 17, 2018, 11:00 PM CST
    Malcolm X College, 1900 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Black Alphabet continues its regional Film Festival with two nights of the Chicago edition in two locations: Malcolm X College and the Logan Center for the Arts.
  • Film Festival - Cincinnati
    Film Festival - Cincinnati
    Esquire Theatre
    Jun 21, 2018, 6:30 PM EDT – Jun 22, 2018, 10:30 PM EDT
    Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
    Black Alphabet broadens its reach, hosting its first festival outside of Chicago. In partnership with Cincy Black Pride, Black Alphabet is now the nations first regional Black LGBT+ film festival! Showing in two locations, night 1 is at the Esquire Theater, and night 2 is at Hoffner Lodge.