A total of 19 independent films — including shorts and documentaries — will be shown over the course of the three-day Black Earth Film Festival, which begins Thursday.
Each evening’s events will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Cherry Street. Tickets are $5 each night.
A few of the filmmakers are Galesburg natives. One of them is Tom Engebretson, whose short film “How I Learned to Dance” will be the 10th that he has shown at the festival. In that four minute flick, Bigfoot will teach a young boy how to dance.
Another Galesburg native is Dustin Morrow, who currently lives in Portland. His 86-minute feature film, “Everything Went Down,” chronicles a friendship between a professor crippled by the loss of his wife and a singer disillusioned by the industry.
“Just in Time for Christmas” was filmed in Galesburg by native Greg Cervantez. The 28-minute short explores economic struggles during Christmas.
To purchase tickets or view the full list of movies, check out BEFF’s website.