JOIN WITH CAUTION: this diverse cine-club may lead to making new friends, experiencing amazing cinema, discovering or rediscovering new filmmakers, trying new craft beers and reading wine labels!
Cinema Focus is a cultural, community ambitious, gathering of filmmakers and cinephiles. The purpose of this meetup group is to create a community around a shared love and passion for the art of film. To help motivate, impart, discover, network, inspire and to basically help us not feel crazy and alone on our respective film journeys.
I curated a summer film series in collaboration with the Stony Island Art Bank. The series is entitled “American Pride American Prejudice”. The series explores in four parts how classic cinema interweaves incisive social commentary and studies blackness, race and racial identity through themes of pride and prejudice.
Part Two: Femininity And Race
Carmen Jones (1954)
The tale of the cigarette-maker Carmen and the Spanish cavalry soldier Don Jose is translated into a modern-day story of a parachute factory worker and a stalwart GI named Joe who is about to go to flying school. Conflict arises when a prize-ring champ captures the heart of Carmen after she has seduced Joe and caused him to go AWOL.
This screening is FREE and open to the public, seating is first-come, first-serve. Please note, if due to rain or inclement weather, the movie screening will take place indoors on the second floor.
Screening starts at 8pm
Hope to see you there!