African American Film Series marks its third year at Flint Institute of Arts

African American Film Series marks its third year at Flint Institute of Arts
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Over the course of the next four months, Flint residents will have access to front row seats to some of the most original cinema around. Four documentaries, shown once a month starting in November, will be on the docket at the Third Annual African American Film Series.

Hosted by Communities First, Inc.’s Culture Shock program and the Flint Institute of Arts, the series is designed to inspire, inform, empower and entertain attendees. It kicks off on November 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Communities First, Inc.’s President and CEO Glenn Wilson hopes that the free film series will inspire, inform, empower and entertain Flint residents. Photo courtesy of CFI

“This film series has been instrumental in opening up a dialogue about family, community and current issues in our society. We are excited about this year’s series and look forward to sharing these fantastic films with area residents. This event is for anyone and everyone who is looking for a great event with delicious food, great people and interesting films,” said Glenn Wilson, President/CEO.

The series takes place once a month from November to February and is sponsored in part by Nartel Family Foundation, Genesee Health Systems, Consumers Energy, Molina Healthcare, Hamilton Community Healthcare Network and Media Sponsor NBC25. The schedule for the film series is:

 

 

Thursday, November 2 – Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (http://floydnormanmovie.com/)

Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30pm

At 80 years old, see how this Disney legend, the first African American animator at Disney, continues to impact animation and stir up his own brand of “trouble”. Film not rated.

Thursday, December 14 – 13th  

Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30pm

In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. TV-MA.

 

Thursday, January 11 – I Am Not Your Negro

(http://www.iamnotyournegrofilm.com)

Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30pm

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, “Remember This House”. Rated PG-13.

Thursday, February 8 – STEP

(www.foxsearchlight.com/stepmovie/)

Reception and live entertainment begins at 5:30pm

STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. Rated PG.

“We are happy to be partnering with Communities First to be bringing quality cinema on a variety of themes and issues to the Flint community,” said Ed Bradley, associate curator of film at the Flint Institute of Arts.

Doors open at 5:30 pm and the films begin at 7:00 pm.  Seating is limited to the first 300 guests and there is a suggested donation of $2 per person. Following each film, there will be a brief discussion about the themes in the films.

For more information visit communitiesfirstinc.org

All images provided by Communities First, Inc.

 

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