Soul Food Junkies
Tuesday, October 23rd, 7:30pm
Byron Hurt, 2012, 64 min
Filmmaker Byron Hurt explores the upsides and downsides of soul food, a quintessential American cuisine. Soul Food Junkies explores the history and social significance of soul food to black cultural identity and its effect on African American health, good and bad.
Wednesday, November 14th, 7:00pm
Christine Turner, 2013, 51 min
Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life in Christine Turner’s Homegoings. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City's historic Harlem neighborhood, Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community.
Q&A with director Christine Turner and Isaiah Owens to follow screening.
Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30pm
Stanley Nelson, 2007, 88min
In Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, award-winning filmmakers Stanley Nelson, Marcia Smith, and Noland Walker reveal the true, tragic story behind enigmatic preacher Jim Jones and his promise of a world of economic and racial equality that ultimately led to the largest mass murder-suicide in history.
Q&A with director Stanley Nelson, editor Lewis Erskine, and survivor Jim Jones, Jr. to follow screening.