http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/9/4/b/8/event_232598072.jpegFriday, May 24, 2013 - 7:30 pmhttp://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/e/6/f/b/event_38459131.jpeg - $10 in advance / $12 at the door / $5 for students with ID
OUTSIDE IN: AN EVENING WITH WILLIAM HOOKER (http://www.williamhooker.com/) PERFORMING SOLO TO THE OSCAR MICHEAUX SILENT CLASSIC FILM “THE SYMBOL OF THE UNCONQUERED”
Trinity-on-Main (http://www.trinityonmain.org/) - 69 Main Street - New Britain[masked]
William Hooker, renowned jazz percussionist, to accompany the Oscar Micheaux silent classic film “The Symbol of the Unconquered.” African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux’s 1920 silent classic, “The Symbol of the Unconquered” was originally advertised as a chance to come see “the annihilation of the Ku Klux Klan.” While clearly overly optimistic, the film was an important part of the emergence of a radical black voice in the mass media. At the same time, by the excellence of his work, Micheaux challenged prevailing stereotypes. Hooker’s musical improvisation to the film adds depth to the experience of the film while being its own statement of social optimism in the arts. Hooker brings dramatic tension and human warmth to avant-garde jazz. His music obliterates the genre distinctions that limit both the expression and the appreciation of music. Hooker and his guest Chris Sampson from WHUS/UConn will lead a discussion and Q&A with the audience after the performance.
Tickets are available by calling[masked], emailing [masked] or online at www.trinityonmain.org (http://www.trinityonmain.org/).
Parking: Abundant free parking will be available on the street or in the Chestnut Street Garage across from Trinity and next to the New Britain Police Station. Refreshments will be available.
Great film and very radical in several ways. Focused on two characters in particular. A Mulatto, man and woman who struggled with where they fit in in their times. The Man in denial of his black heritage. The Woman who falls for a Black man, but silences her emotions for him all while dealing with racial tensions and the Ku Klux klan. Also a portrayal of three unusually strong and independent woman for the times, one creating a homestead all by herself.