GARY, Ind. (AP) — A film that pays tribute to the people of Gary will premiere during the city's three-day International Black Film Festival.
"My Name is Gary" is one of nearly a dozen independent dramas, documentaries and short films that will debut during the event starting Friday at Indiana University Northwest. The film features interviews with current and former residents about the steel town's rise and fall.
The festival is in its fourth year. Organizers say it aims to bring positive cultural activity to the city and showcase the work of established and emerging filmmakers.
Other films being shown this weekend include "They Die by Dawn," which is based on the African-American cowboys of the Old West. A youth film showcase will offer films by and for young people on Saturday.