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Theatrical Premiere Run! HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING • January 18–21, 2019

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Repertory Series ArchiveBig Screen Must-Sees (past events)In Our View: Films by African American Women

Daughters of the Dust

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Big Screen Must See!

Double Feature with LOSING GROUND

(1991) dir Julie Dash w/Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Trula Hoosier, Umar Abdurrahamn [112 min; DCP]
At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off the South Carolina coast struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots.

“Only five or six minutes into Julie Dash’s visually arresting DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST, it becomes clear that it is like no other film. It is a film that belongs to black women, a film rich with our faces, voices and movement. It is a film full of our colors, dictated by our traditions and ruled by our moods. For these reasons and many more, it is a film that must be seen.” – Patricia Smith, The Boston Globe

“Daughters of the Dust abounds with stunning motifs and tableaux, the iconography seemingly sourced from dreams as much as from history and folklore.” – Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

“Dash’s boldly imaginative, ecstatically visionary drama … is one of the best of all American independent films; she turns one family’s experience of the Great Migration into a vast mythopoetic adventure.” – Richard Brody, New Yorker

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