Our outdoor Black film screening series celebrates the birthdays of Malcolm X and Kathleen Cleaver with:
FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK
The first-ever film biography of the pre-eminent theorist of the psychological impact of racism on both the colonized and colonizer. Jean-Paul Sartre recognized Fanon as the figure "through whose voice the Third World finds and speaks for itself." This innovative documentary restores Fanon to his rightful place at the center of contemporary discussions around post-colonial identity. Isaac Julien, the celebrated Black British director of such provocative films as “Looking for Langston” and “Young Soul Rebels,” integrates the facts of Fanon's brief but remarkably eventful life with his long and tortuous inner journey.
Directed by Issac Julien
Starring Colin Salmon (“Die Another Day,” “High Chicago,” SkFy’s “Krypton”) as Frantz Fanon
AGENTS OF CHANGE
Caught at the crossroads of the civil rights, Black power, and anti-Vietnam war movements at a pivotal time in America’s history, this untold story examines the college students who struggled for a more relevant and meaningful education, including demands for black and ethnic studies programs, that became a clarion call across the country in the late 1960's.
Directed by Frank Lawson & Abby Ginzberg
6:30pm - Reception [view speeches from Malcolm X & Kathleen Cleaver]
7:45pm - Black Skin, White Mask
8:55pm - Agents of Change
at and co-produced by the Hancock Community Backyard Garden Park