8×8: Black Culture In American Cinema

Date(s) - 02/13/2018
7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Arts Society of Kingston (ASK)


8 minutes of 8 films screened and discussed in celebration of Black History Month Kingston 2018.
These mostly lesser known films will be presented by filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss.

Local filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss has had a deep interest in black culture throughout his life, with a particular focus on New York City, Harlem and jazz. In honor of Black History Month, he has chosen selections from American cinema in the 20th century that reflect a diverse range of depictions of black culture. Many of these are lesser-known films that anyone who enjoys movies will be happy to discover.

Join us for a fun evening! Stephen will provide a brief description of each scene and its context, as well as interesting and funny behind-the-scenes anecdotes, followed by an 8-minute clip of each of the following films:

Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Harlem’s Father Divine Comes to Ulster County
The Green Pastures
A Man Called Adam
Watermelon Man
In the Heat of the Night
Brother From Another Planet
Blazing Saddles

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Age Range: Great for all ages

Food: light refreshments

Registration: Free, Please RSVP, Suggested donation is $5.00

This event is a part of Black History Month Kingston 2018. For more info visit www.BlackHistoryMonthKingston.org


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