Last year, I talked with Professor Mari Crabtree about the African American film festival she was directing on the theme of Afrofuturism. We were able to talk about Blade, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Pumzi, and Black Panther. This year, I got to speak with Professor Anthony Greene of African American Studies and the Department of Sociology. He is this year’s organizer, and he and his team have put together an incredible selection of films that share the theme “Race, Religion, and Resistance”: Birth of a Nation, Father’s Kingdom, Daughters of the Dust, and Malcom X. The films are scheduled for each Monday in February in the Septima Clark Auditorium (Education Center 118). They start at 6 pm and are followed by a discussion led by faculty. Soft drinks and refreshments will be available.
- February 3 – Birth of a Nation (Post-Screen Discussion led by Dr. Anthony D. Greene – African American Studies)
- February 10 – Father’s Kingdom (Post-Screen Discussion led by Dr. Matthew Cressler – Religious Studies)
- February 17 – Daughters of the Dust (Post-Screen Discussion led by Dr. Kameelah Martin – African American Studies)
- February 24 – Malcom X (Post-Screen Discussion led by Dr. Anthony D. Greene – African American Studies)
Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Basic Implosion,” “Too Cool,” and “Dream Catcher” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)