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Oct
25
Fri
Film | Sprinter
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
Film | Sprinter

Black Film Weekend opening night! Screenings celebrate the cinematic storytelling traditions of the African diaspora in conjunction with the exhibition Afrocosmologies: American Reflections

6pm: Cash bar opens
7pm: Film
9pm: Reception with director Storm Saulter

This riveting film tells of a Jamaican teenage sprinter who struggles to find himself while grappling with the fact that his mother left home and migrated to the US to help support the family. Left behind are his alcoholic father and a brother who once was a champion runner, but who has since turned to crime as a way to make a living. The screening will be followed by a reception with director Storm Saulter and actor Dale Elliott. 

2018. Jamaica/US. 114 min. Not Rated. Subtitles. Directed by Storm Saulter. Starring Lorraine Toussaint, David Alan Grier, Dale Elliott.

Film and Reception: $28; $25 members; free for Film Stars. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Regular film admission applies if attending film only: $10; $9 seniors and students w/ID; $8 members, free for Film Stars.

Black Film Weekend Lineup:
October 25, 7pm | Sprinter
October 26, 4pm | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
October 26, 7:30pm | Harriet Sneak preview at Bow Tie Cinema Palace, 330 New Park Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
October 27, 2pm | Reggae Boyz
October 27, 4pm | To Sleep With Anger

Oct
27
Sun
Film | Reggae Boyz
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm
Film | Reggae Boyz

Black Film Weekend screenings celebrate the cinematic storytelling traditions of the African diaspora in conjunction with the exhibition Afrocosmologies: American Reflections

Preceded at 1:15pm by a tour of Afrocosmologies. Free with film admission.
Director Till Schauder and producer Sara Nodjoumi will be present for the screening. 

Plagued with one of the highest murder rates in the world, Jamaica tries to inspire its people by qualifying their national soccer team—the “Reggae Boyz”—for the 2014 World Cup. When their efforts start to fall short, a colorful German coach enters the scene and forms an unlikely alliance with legendary reggae musicians and a Rastafarian factory worker to unite Jamaica beyond the soccer pitch. 

2019. Germany. 75 min. Not Rated. Directed by Till Schauder.
$10; $9 seniors and students w/ID; $8 members, free for Film Stars.

Black Film Weekend Lineup:
October 25, 7pm | Sprinter
October 26, 4pm | Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
October 26, 7:30pm | Harriet Sneak preview at Bow Tie Cinema Palace, 330 New Park Ave, Hartford, CT 06106
October 27, 2pm | Reggae Boyz
October 27, 4pm | To Sleep With Anger