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Regionally Speaking: 12th Annual Bill Johnson Black Film Festival

Regionally Speaking Bill Johnson Black Film Fest
Bill Johnson Black Film Festival

The 12th Annual Bill Johnson Black Film Festival commences Friday, February 17, 2023 with an opening reception beginning at 6:30 pm at The Glen Theatre in Gary. The 12th Annual Bill Johnson Film Festival was founded by Indiana State Senator Vernon Smith and the African American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc. (AAAYC). The weekend festival will feature community events including a masterclass for emerging students. Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson speaks with the festivals namesake Hollywood actor William L. Johnson a Gary native and a proud Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High School graduate. The annual event was founded by Indiana State Representative Vernon Smith.

For ticket information as well as a look at the festival schedule visit https://filmfreeway.com/BillJohnsonBlackFilmFestival/tickets

As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engage, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving her time, talent, and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership. Her favorite quote is "Leadership is service not position." by Tim Fargo.