Films In Focus: Classic Narratives of the Black Experience
Date: February 10, 2011 Location: Council Chamber
Explore the rich context of race, power, personal narrative in three films from very distinct approaches, eras, and genres of film making. Our line-up includes:
3:30pm | Imitation of Life (1959)
A struggling young actress with a daughter sets up housekeeping with a black widow and her light-skinned daughter who wants to pass for white.
5:30pm | Malcolm X (1992)
The critically acclaimed biopic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, directed by Spike Lee.
8:30pm | Trouble The Water (2008)
A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist surviving failed levees and her own troubled past and seizing a chance for a new beginning.
Movie snacks provided. Stay for one film, or all three!