Select festival guest engages in a moderated 45-minute conversation about life and work over tea and treats. 

Presented by Cecelia Joyce Johnson

Gabourey Sidibe and The Tale of Four

This audience favorite program returns to NFF! Join Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe (Empire, Precious) as she presents her directorial debut, followed by a lively, moderated conversation accompanied by tea and treats.


Date: Sunday, June 25  |  Dreamland Studio Theater
Conversation and Screening at 2:15 PM


Film: The Tale of Four

Director: Gabourey Sidibe | Writers: Ayanna McMichael, Kia Perry | Producers: Lisa Cortes, KIA PERRY, Shannon Gibson | USA / 2017 / 17 min

Gabourey Sidibe’s short film is a multi-layered story inspired by Nina Simone’s “Four Women” that spans one day in the life of four different women connected through their quest for love, agency, and redemption. Featuring Ledisi and Jussie Smollett (Empire).