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BLACK X, Short Film Screening & Conversation w/Creator Malachi Robinson, Moderated by DOC NYC’s Malikkah Rollins

Thursday, February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join Hill Center for a short-film screening, moderated conversation, and finish with a drink as you mingle among film lovers and creators.   

The evening will start with a screening of Black X, a genre-bending short film with nightmarish visuals and electrifying choreography. From a Black man’s perspective, the film explores depression, spirituality, and self-discovery through an experimental lens. The film premiered at Dupont Underground DC as a film screening and digital exhibit in Sept 2022. The exhibit was featured on Great Day Washington on WUSA-Channel 9 and attracted 600+ attendees over two weekends. BLACK X was also selected to participate in the Heritage Film Festival based in Maryland. The film runs approximately 15 minutes.

After the screening, Malachi Robinson (Writer/Director/Producer) will sit down with Malikkah Rollins to discuss the filmmaking process, personal inspiration, and his work to express mental health and his experiences as a Black man through art. After this discussion, guests will be encouraged to have a beverage and mingle with the creators and other film and mental health enthusiasts.

Malachi Robinson is the Founder & Creative Director of Point.Black Creative, an independent creative consultancy and media production firm based in the Washington, DC area. Malachi E. Robinson is a creative professional whose mission is to inspire a revolution through film, music, wellness and creative collaboration. Malachi is a native of Prince George’s County, Maryland and earned a bachelor’s degree in Entertainment Management with a concentration in Music Management from Coppin State University. He has worked with numerous entertainment and musical clients. He is also an award-winning music video director, father, husband, registered yoga instructor, and Michael Jackson superfan.

Malikkah Rollins

Malikkah Rollins is the Director of Industry and Education at DOC NYC, the largest documentary film festival in the U.S. Malikkah brings 15 years of education experience to her DOC NYC role. She is a former Sundance Collab Community Leader, D Word Ambassador, and is on the board of Women in Film and Video (Washington, DC). As a mental health professional for a decade, she recently co-founded Documentality, a new initiative designed to elevate the conversation around mental health in the documentary community. Malikkah was a 2019 Docs in Progress Fellow and has held a variety of producer roles on several feature and short documentaries. She spends her spare time plotting her next international travel adventure.



Click HERE to watch Malachi discuss his film on WUSA-Channel 9 for National Suicide Prevention Month in 2022. 

“After a series of starts and stops due to the pandemic, and wrestling with the deep vulnerability needed to display private moments for the public, two years of active work on the project culminated in a stunning execution of passion, openness, and self-love.” -MVEMENT






For in-person attendance, we require all attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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BLACK X, Short Film Screening & Conversation w/Creator Malachi Robinson, Moderated by DOC NYC's Malikkah Rollins (02-23-23)
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Thursday, February 23
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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