The inaugural Oak Park Black Film Festival kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 7 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 11 in the historic Guild Theatre in Sacramento's Oak Park.

Designed to share the voices of Black filmmakers with Sacramentans, the festival will showcase a mix of short and feature-length films with some of the filmmakers involved as well as some of the people who lived the stories of the films in attendance for discussion after some of the screenings. On this episode of the Visit Sacramento Podcast, Cassandra Jennings, President and CEO of St. Hope, shares the reason for the festival, the types of films, and why you should attend.

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