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.

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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.

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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.

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