The Black Cinematheque Film Festival Starts This Weekend At The South Dallas Cultural Center!
Hi, Bryan Here….
For over 15 years, SDCC has teamed with Black Cinematheque Dallas to celebrate the life of Malcolm X in his birth month – May.
South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 S. Fitzhugh Avenue Dallas TX 75210
The lineup is as follows:
|Friday, May 18 at 7:30 PM
The Black Power Mixtape is an award winning compilation feature documentary that displays the story of the African-American community from1967-1975 and how it fueled a massive social change. Told with sparkling, beautiful and deep footage, lost in the archives in Sweden for 30 years, this film includes appearances by Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Dr. Martin Luther. This “mixtape”, highlighting the key figures and events in the movement, is seen in a light completely different than the narrative of the American media at the time. Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, Abiodun Oyewole, John Forte, and Robin Kelley are among the many important voices providing narration and commentary, adding modern perspective to this essential time capsule of African-American history.
Written and Directed by: Göran Hugo Olsson
Produced by: Annika Rogell, Story AB
Co-Produced by: Joslyn Barnes & Danny Glover, Louverture Films
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm
An Evening of Shorts
Men In Love by Keith Davis (Note: explicit images)
Following a bitter break-up, Leo’s best friend takes him out to a party to meet a new woman and ‘get over’ his ex. But after a steamy and unexpected encounter with a stranger, he’s forced to face what most men fear: they don’t realize they’re in love until it’s too late.
Corporate Negro by pstola.com
Corporate Negro presents a comedic exploration of the dual life of a black man in corporate America.Corporate pimpin, Big-Benz rollin in corporate America where you work hard, play golf, play the field and still, at the end of the day, you still a flippin…WHAT?
Male Groupie by Morocco Omari
What happens when you’re living the life…and it belongs to your best friend? Male Groupie tells the tale of two childhood friends, seemingly on the same path towards success but steadily drifting apart. Blasé Skippy is a multi-platinum rapper, actor, and businessman; Ton who, while creative, lives vicariously through Blasé. While Ton is behaving as if they were still in high school, “flossing” with Blasé’s money and fame, disrespecting women, and making decisions that will ultimately revolve around his friend’s successful career, Blasé is moving toward a more mainstream, positive direction. We meet them on a not-so-typical night out, when their journey meets a bittersweet fork in the road.
Breaking the Pipeline by Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice
Youth-produced short film that calls for restorative justice as an alternative method to the unjust zero tolerance policies and over-policing that students face in New York City public schools.
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz:Malcolm X After Trip to Mecca
Malcolm X’s Views on Race issues in America upon returning from Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Student and Youth Screening (available for screening at schools. Call for a screening)
A group of third grade students want to celebrate Malcolm X’s birthday by reading a book about his life. The teacher isn’t having it so the students organize a strike.
Friday & Saturday, May 18-19, 2012 at 7:30 PM $10 General admission
South Dallas Cultural Center Theater
|In The Gallery
Chris Herod’s work is always provocative. He presents issues and seeks solutions while asking the viewing audience to do the same. In “undun”, Herod addresses the root causes of Black on Black violence as well as potential solutions, as outlined in Dr. Amos Wilson’s treatise: Black-On-Black Violence: The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination. Based on the Hip Hop band, The Roots’ concept album “undun”, the 14 pieces will walk through the life of the album’s protagonist, Redford Stephens.
|“A Kinder Blue”
Dave Herman is a self-proclaimed idealist, not one that doesn’t understand the contentions among worlds of thought and action, but one that understands and expects a certain level of right over wrong. “A Kinder Blue” is an exhibition that focuses on history and conditions, music, and the measure of mankind in a way that gives better understanding and context to how we use our past to move forward, progressively. It serves as a visual discourse that allows us to honor who we are in the deepest ways possible. It is ideal, it is optimistic, it is progressive, and most of all it is about an organic love and pride that flows from the realities of being human and the human experience.
Arthello Beck Gallery