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FRI, MAY 19TH 2017 - SAT, MAY 20TH 2017

South Dallas Cultural Center
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Black Men's Film Festival

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Black Men's Film Festival

South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 S. Fitzhugh Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210

Date: May 19th - May 20th, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Event Details:

Friday, May 19th at 8:00 p.m.

Seven Songs for Malcolm X 
Produced by the Black Audio Film Collective 
A Film by John Akomfrah 

An homage to the inspirational African-American civil rights leader, SEVEN SONGS FOR MALCOLM X collects testimonies, eyewitness accounts, and dramatic reenactments to tell the life, legacy, loves, and losses of Malcolm X.
Featuring interviews with Malcolm's widow Betty Shabazz, Spike Lee, and many other, SEVEN SONGS looks for the meaning behind the resurgence of interest in the man whose X always stood for the unknown.

“What makes Seven Songs so provocative is that Akomfrah shows respect for many different interpretations of Malcolm, suggesting that this revolutionary figure belongs to everybody.” —The Chicago Reader 

Check out the film trailer here!


Saturday, May 20th at 8:00 p.m.

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket 
Producer/Director: Karen Thorsen, Producers: William Miles and Douglas K. Dempsey 

The life, works, and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist are recounted: what it is to be born black, impoverished, gifted, and gay in a world that has yet to understand that “all men are brothers.” James Baldwin tells his own story in this emotional portrait. Using rarely-seen archival footage from nine different countries, the film melds intimate interviews and eloquent public speeches with cinéma vérité glimpses of Baldwin and original scenes from his extraordinary funeral service in December 1987. His close friends and colleagues — even critics — illuminate the narrative, among them writers Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka and William Styron, plus entertainer Bobby Short. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket was originally broadcast August 14, 1989, on AMERICAN MASTERS 


Check out the film trailer here! 




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