DBUFF – Da Bounce Urban Film Festival

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The fourth annual Da Bounce Urban Film Festival is being held in Pathé Arena, Amsterdam upcoming weekend. The festival consists of more than twenty-five different urban movies. The movies vary from romantic comedies to art-house drama and current social issues. We selected a few must-see movies that will be shown during the festival.

November 4th

The Bounce Back

The Bounce Back is about celebrity author Matthew Tayler (portrayed by Shemar Moore) who is busy promoting his latest book “The Bounce Back”, however, things take a turn for the worse when talk show therapist Kristen (portrayed by Nadine Velazquez) has a lot of criticism when it comes to the book.

Moonlight

Three-time Oscar winner Moonlight follows a young African-American man in three different stages of his life, who struggles with his identity, masculinity, sexuality and place in the world. The film is based on the play, “Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” by Tarell Alvin.

Fences

Fences takes place in the 50ties and centers around an African-American father, who deals with discrimination while trying to raise his family. The film is directed by Denzel Washington, who always plays the main character.

November 5th

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is the incredible, untold story of Katherine Johnson (portrayed by Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (portrayed by Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (portrayed by Jangle Monáe), three brilliant women of African-American ancestry, who worked at NASA during the Space Race between Russia and the United States. They were the brains behind one of the biggest missions in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into space.

Breaking a Monster

Breaking a Monster is a documentary that follows three thirteen year old African-American boys, Alex Atkins, Malcolm Brickhouse and Jared Dawkins, who became famous with their metal band and make it all the way to Coachella. They have to deal with being in the music industry and the effects of being famous, which is a lot for boys of such a young age.

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