BLACK THEATER: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT
produced & directed by Woodie King Jr.
with Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, Ntozake Shange, James Earl Jones and more
*in celebration of Malcolm X's birthday*
Out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s and '70s was born a bright new theatre. Witness a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage. Excerpts of A Raisin in the Sun, Black Girl, The Dutchman and For Colored Girls... reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theater of the present.
seating begins at 7pm, film begins at 8pm
Special thanks to California Newsreel
The 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 Cinema Garden Party is sponsored, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and the Neighborhood Grant provided by The Citizens Committee for New York City.The Luminal Theater is a sponsored organization of the New York Foundation for the Arts. NYFA is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization founded in 1971 to work with the arts community throughout New York State and the United States to develop and facilitate programs in all disciplines.