Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes Sean Durant (dir) 82mins, 2017.
BIFF USA: Documentary Feature
Inspired by Regina Madson’s path to authenticate her ancestor’s story, Sean Durant recreates the journies of both amature genologist Gina and her ancestor William Grimes as he escapes to the North to live as a freeman.
Spirit of Nina in Buffalo, Akram Shibly (dir.), 18min, 2017
Buffalo-based musician Drea d’Nur channels the great Nina Simone 53-years after her performance Kleinhans Music Hall as she creates contemporary protest songs.
Drea d’Nur and Akram Shibly in attendance.