These CINEMA GARDEN PARTY is an intimate, nighttime, outdoor film series serving as inter-neighborhood artistic alternatives for Bedford-Stuyvesant, instilling an enhanced film-centered sensibility, with empowering narratives, into the community -- while also uniting neighbors into public & common spaces with entertainment not commonly provided.
The Hancock Community Backyard Garden Park hosts our Thursday, AUGUST 17th edition screening of:
BaddDDD SONIA SANCHEZ
directed by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
An inspirational portrait of the poet and activist’s life and work, a seminal figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and pioneer of spoken word poetry, who harnessed her gift for words as a champion against racism, sexism and war, fusing art and activism over the past six decades. The prodigious Sanchez has been on the front lines of art and activism for 60 years—teaching, writing, performing, protesting, and fought to establish the first university Black Studies program in the country. But, her commitment to justice for all people has come at a cost. This film captures the breadth of Sanchez's rich and often unsettled life.
Special thanks to California Newsreel for supporting this screening.
The 2017 Cinema Garden Party is sponsored by the Citizens Committee for New York City.