MIAMI – In its fourth year, BlackStar Film Festival has become a rising star film festival for its niche selection of films by and about the global black experience. During its four-day celebration beginning July 30th-August 2nd, Philadelphia will get a taste of Haiti. La Belle Vie: The Good Life will be screening on July 31st at 12 noon at the International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Making its rounds across the country, La Belle Vie: The Good Life is a film that follows the journey of filmmaker Rachelle Salnave discovering her Haitian heritage by examining class, race and questioning her own Haitian identity. What she uncovers is a new Haiti and a movement of people trying to change its identity. The beautiful journey, while complex has hit home for audiences everywhere. “We’ve shown our film in major cities where the response from Haitians and non-Haitians alike is that they can connect with our story. It’s a great honor to have the film be part of BlackStar film festival.” – director Rachelle Salnave
Both filmmaker Rachelle Salnave, based in South Florida and BlackStar Film Festival based in Philadelphia are Knight Foundation grantees. Knight Foundation supports independent film as a way to build community through the arts. Compared to by Ebony magazine as the newly emerging hub for black films correlating it to Sundance in Utah, the “city of brotherly love” will surely have a great treat with this year’s industry’s emerging talent.
La Belle Vie: The Good Life screens on July 31st at 12 noon at the International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. A Q&A with director proceeds film.
For more information and to purchase a festival pass, please log onto www.BlackStarfest.org.
For more information about La Belle Vie: The Good Life, please log onto www.labelleviefilm.com