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Past Event
Through the Black Lense Vol 1: Independent Black Cinema
From: Friday, February 2, 2024 at 3:00 PMTo: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 11:00 PM

Through the Black Lense Vol 1: Independent Black Cinema

Pop's Art Theater and Griot Arts are proud to announce the inaugural year of "Through the Black Lens," an annual program centering on Black voices in film with support from the NAACP of Rochester. Throughout Black History Month, we will be featuring a collection of independent films by Black filmmakers, including:

WATERMELON WOMAN (Feb 2-8) — 1996, the first film directed by a Black lesbian

CANE RIVER (Feb 9-15) — 1982, a pioneering portrayal of diverse Black experiences and its significance in American cinema, considered lost for four decades before its re-discovery and restoration in 2013

BLACK GIRL (Feb 16-22) — 1966, regarded as the film that put African cinema on the map

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (Feb 23-29) — 1991, the first theatrically-distributed film by a Black woman

 

Showtimes
Daughters of the Dust
1 hr 52 min
Through the Black Lens Series
Director:Julie Dash
Cast:Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbara O. Jones
Genre:Drama, Romance
The Watermelon Woman
1 hr 30 min
Through the Black Lens Series
Director:Cheryl Dunye
Cast:Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker
Genre:Drama, Romance
Black Girl
1 hr 0 min
Through the Black Lens Series
Director:Ousmane Sembene
Cast:Therese M'Bissine Diop, Anne-Marie Jelinek, Robert Fontaine
Genre:Drama
Cane River
1 hr 30 min
Through the Black Lens Series
Director:Horace Jenkins
Cast:Tommye Myrick, Romain Richard, Carol Sutton
Genre:Romance, Drama
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