Sankofa African Heritage and the LCCC History Department present the fifth annual Black Studies Forum: African American Black Film Exposition featuring four films shown Feb. 13, 15 and 16 at LCCC's Center for Conferences and Institutes.
Since the era of American slavery, the media have maintained undercover acts of propaganda in developing and portraying the image of African Americans in film and entertainment. This bête noire characterization began in the late 1800s, and set moral and social concepts morphing into discriminatory practices from then onward.
5:30 p.m.- Wednesday, Feb. 13
THE PIANO LESSON
A Pulitzer Prize Winning Play, Filmed by Justine Chadwick
A beautifully African carved piano draws a devoted family into a timeless struggle. To sell it is an opportunity to buy a farm and resign from the ghetto; it also means the loss of the family's heart and soul.
6:45 p.m.- Wednesday, Feb. 13
LET THE FIRE BURN!
A Film by Jason Osder, Unbelievable Modern American History
On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and the radical group MOVE came to a climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped explosives onto a MOVE rowhouse, eleven deaths and 61 homes destroyed.
5:30 p.m.- Friday, Feb. 15
A Stephen Spielberg Production, "Absolutely Unforgettable" -WNBE-TV.
Cinque, a tribal leader in Africa, leads a mutiny and takes over the slaver with attempts to head back to Africa. Instead, they reach the U.S. and imprisoned as runaway slaves. The case, a watershed moment in U.S. and Spain relations.
9 a.m.- Saturday, Feb. 16
A Marvel blockbuster that became the third-highest-grossing movie ever in the United States and brought in $1.35 billion worldwide.
All screenings and events are free and open to the community. For more information contact: Jill Zarend 307.635.7094