Milwaukee Film Offers Black History Month Screenings
6 feature-length movies, 2 short film series and 3 public events to celebrate the month.
Milwaukee Film has a slate of screenings and events planned to celebrate Black History Month this year.
These events will be in person after being virtual in 2021. It’s the fourth year that the non-profit has developed a showcase for Black History Month.
Six feature length films will be shown throughout the month. These include: Zola, The One and Only Dick Gregory, Citizen Ash, Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America, The Loyola Project, and Sankofa.
Two short film series are also being shown. One is titled, “Black Love Through a Black Lens” and the other “Family Matters.”
“This year’s robust Black History Month program builds on the work of Milwaukee Film’s Black Lens program, which has presented films and events featuring Black filmmakers and community leaders since 2014,” the non-profit said in a press release. “In 2019, Milwaukee Film established its Cultures and Communities initiative to engage the entire community in the nonprofit’s mission and programs, including Black Lens.”
Along with screenings, the month will include three public events and one private event.
On Feb. 12, the non-profit is hosting a conversation between Shelah Marie, of the show Love & Hip Hop and Dr. Kristen Warner, an associate professor of communication at the University of Alabama. Marie will “reflect on her time on Love & Hip Hop, as well as portrayals of Black women in media more broadly. The two will further delve into inspiring topics of healing and wellness pertinent to all women, such as body positivity, self-love, and self care throughout the evening.”
A Black Film Trivia night followed by an R&B dance party will be held Feb. 18. Then, a private reception is being held following the screening of Sankofa on Feb. 26 at America’s Black Holocaust Museum.
Tickets for the screenings and public events are $12 for the general public and $9 for Milwaukee Film members.
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