Monday, April 8

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The DocYard: Black Mother

Director: Khalik Allah

Film Details: 2018, 77 minutes, DCP, English, color, sound

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Nominee for the New Vision Award at CPH:DOX. Winner of the Prix de l’expérimentation at the Montréal Festival of New Cinema. Official Selection of New Directors/New Films and the True/False Film Fest

Filmmaker Khalik Allah will attend in person for discussion.

About the Film:

Part film, part baptism, in Black Mother director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual exploration through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home. Their candid testimonies create a polyphonic symphony, set against a visual prayer of indelible portraiture. Immersed into the sacred, the profane, and everything in-between, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.

“A brilliant meditation on Jamaican Identity.” – IndieWIRE

Staff Pick: Cardinal

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About The DocYard:

For decades, Boston has been a center for documentary filmmaking. It is a place where students come to learn and experiment, where some of documentary’s giants are teaching and creating new work, and where the craft is continuously nurtured and expanded. Today’s filmmakers are breaking new ground that has its foundation, more often than not, in Boston’s rich documentary legacy.

Celebrating what is innovative, interesting, and inspiring in documentary, The DocYard is a bi-weekly film and discussion series that takes place every other Monday. Their goal is to grow a vibrant, creative community for Boston’s filmmakers, film students and film lovers through each of these special events.

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Monday 4/8
at 7:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.