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Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

Films In Focus: Classic Narratives of the Black Experience

Date: February 10 2011 Location: Council Chamber

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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!

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