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Little White Lie

  • Luminal Theater @ Richard Beavers Gallery 408 Marcus Garvey Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11216 United States (map)

How do we come to terms with the sins and mistakes of our parents?

Lacey Schwartz grew up in an idyllic, mostly carefree, upper-middle-class Jewish household. While she knew she looked different from the rest of her family, yet never wanting to admit it, her parents contended that Lacey’s darker complexion and curly hair were traits inherited from her Sicilian paternal grandfather.  But after going to college and experiencing life outside of her contained Upstate New York community, Lacey finally begins to probe her immediate family history and uncovers unspoken secrets and a purposeful denial that cuts to the core of who she thinks she is, prompting a total re-evaluation of her identity.

Little White Lie is part of The Luminal Theater's ongoing "Black Is...?" series examining what Blackness is, what it ain’t, and what it can be.
Special thanks to Lacey Schwartz and Truth Aid for permitting us to screen this illuminating film.

Earlier Event: September 27
Opening Launch Film: Black Girl
Later Event: October 12
Wilmington on Fire