An evening of spoken word is every third Thursday night at 7 PM at the South Dallas Cultural Center, and hosted by 4 time DFW Poetry Slam Champion, Mike Guinn Lucky for you there’s still time to attend tonight’s performance as we kick off this weekend’s Black Men’s Film Festival starting at 7:30 PM on Friday May 21 and Saturday May 22.
The Black Men’s Film Festival
Tickets for each screening is just $5.00 each and available at the door
Black Cinematheque Dallas presents the annual Black Men’s Film Festival. This festival is always an homage to Malcolm X . Films examine issues related to the Black man living, working and loving in the African Diaspora. This year, BCD will screen some ”new to Dallas” documentaries and lively discussion will follow each screening. So plan to be in the house for the Black Men’s Film Festival!
All films are at the South Dallas Cultural Center on the southeast edge of Fair Park at 3400 South Fitzhugh Dallas TX 75210. Phone: 214.939.2787
Friday, May 21, 2010, 7:30 PM
“The Second Coming”- Widely regarded as one of this generation’s next film directors to watch, Ya’Ke Smith has made a name for himself as a filmmaker with a veracious style of storytelling that takes an unflinching look at issues facing today’s society. His latest film, “The Second Coming”, was nominated for a Student Academy Award and also won the HBO Short Film Award at the American Black Film Festival. Brought to you by Exodus Filmworks this film is a story about an estranged father returns home to make amends with his son, and ends up making a decision that changes the both of their lives forever.
“Tootie’s Last Suit”- “Big Chief” Alison “Tootie” Montana (left) has received widespread national and international recognition for his mastery of Mardi Gras Indian traditions. He is undoubtedly one of the great masters of Mardi Gras Indian suit making. Montana is expert at making the suits associated with New Orleans’ African-American neighborhood Carnival traditions as well as some of the lesser-known. He is the recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship Award and a Louisiana Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant. With the Yellow Pocahantas, his Mardi Gras tribe, Montana has also performed at many festivals like the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Saturday May 22, 7:30 PM
“Promised Land” This screening is a new partnership between BCD and Point Of View/PBS. We get to preview this important documentary on South Africa before it airs on PBS. 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and we are celebrating the people’s victory and looking at issues that loom before South Africa TODAY. The film follows two black communities as they struggle to reclaim land from white owners, some of whom who have lived there for generations. Amid rising tensions and wavering government policies, the land issue remains South Africa’s “ticking time bomb,” with far-reaching consequences for all sides.
“Lords of Revolution” – Produced by VH-1, this is a documentary about the Black Panther chapters in Paris, France Kansas, Oklahoma i.e 50 chapters throughout the world; most just think the Panthers were in New York, Los Angeles and a few in Texas. Malcolm X shorts “Malcolm X Speaks”, “On After Mecca”, “Oxford University debate”, and “Black Nationalism” will also be screened.