Showtimes programmed by 5pm on the monday of the week prior. Expect one matinee and one evening showing.
Burnett on To Sleep with Anger:
Times were changing, drug culture was taking over South Central, and you could see the new generation was missing something, a direction. The sense of community is one thing. People were living in a vacuum after the Civil Rights Movement dispersed. Blacks from different classes were separated. The close-knit family which promoted responsibility was now a hole, and the folk tales and superstitions, which I hard rejected when I was younger, meant something. Richard’s character has forgotten about the family’s roots, he represents that absence. It makes you vulnerable to Danny’s character, it’s a bit of a cautionary tale. (IndieWire)
Screens with trailer by Tacoma filmmaker Kwabi Amoah-Forson. Filmmaker will be in attendance.
» Screens Tuesday, February 4. TRAILER & MORE INFO «
I think the reason why people can really get into the film is because it’s so specific about reflecting the social reality of the time and the place of the city. That’s people’s way in, you know, to this black guy who is ranting about these things. They feel the city weighing in on him, and that’s what makes the movie spin. (Filmmaker Magazine)
» Screens Tuesday, February 11. TRAILER & MORE INFO «
Enough said, right?
Join us for a discussion after the 6:30pm showing led by Bon Vals, administrator for Facebook group Prince and the PNW Fam.
» Screens Tuesday, February 18. TRAILER & MORE INFO «
|L: Still from Daughters of the Dust, 1991.||R: Still from Lemonade, 2016.|
I decided that I wanted to tell a story that was authentic to African American culture—authentic to the point where it was not like something you could turn on the television and see. I wanted it to be more like a foreign film and so deeply into the culture that it appeared to be foreign. (Sundance)
» Screens Tuesday, February 25. TRAILER & MORE INFO «
Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for screenings of classic motion pictures.
» Screens Wednesday, February 19. TRAILER & MORE INFO «
TUESDAY FILM SERIES
2/4: To Sleep with Anger
CLASSIC FILM SERIES
Black History Month continued: Weird Elephant films