Exclusive Interview with Will Gorham – The Man Behind The Filmteenth International Film Festival


By Gary A. Johnson (Publisher – Black Men In America.com)

June 13, 2023

Will Gorham is a filmmaker and a storyteller.  My first professional encounter with Will was in 2005 when I interviewed him about his play “LeDroit’s Home Team,”  which was the story of Todd Wellsley, a fictitious Homestead Grays ballplayer and his struggle to open his own tailor shop while keeping his family together in a segregated Washington, D.C. in 1947. That was “THEN.”  Look at Will Gorham “NOW.”

Today, Gorham has his own film festival.  The FILMTEENTH Film Festival is an annual celebration of the new JUNETEENTH American holiday (18-19 June 2023)  in the Washington, DC suburb of Bethesda, MD.  FILMTEENTH is also a celebration of American excellence and international diversity in film, history, arts, entrepreneurship and STEM. 

I interviewed Will Gorham to talk about the exciting, powerful films in his film festival which educate, inspire and reflect the contributions of a diverse world.


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