Black History Month Film Festival in Chicago

Hi,

I received this AFTER I sent out the Summit Service Station e-mail for the month of February. BTW, we had a GREAT discussion about concepts presented in the movie What The Bleep?!

Next month, Saturday, March 1st we’re moving into CASH FLOW! Hope to see you there or maybe I’ll run into you at one of the movie screenings.

Llenar

Black Star Film Festival

In celebration of Black History Month, The Black Star Project has organized a Film Festival! The selected films represent distinct depictions of the African-American experience in the 20th Century. Please join us on Saturdays in February for a free screening and discussion of these films. Refreshments will be for sale. Please call 773-285-9600 to reserve seats.

CABIN IN THE SKY

Cabin in the SkyCabin in the Sky was a groundbreaking production for its time due to its use of all African-American cast, including Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Eddie “Rochester” Anderson. Little Joe is a compulsive gambler who has promised his wife Petunia that he’ll give up this bad habit. However, one day Little Joe goes to a casino where he is shot and severely injured. Little Joe dies and is given six months to redeem his soul and become worthy of entering Heaven, or his soul will be condemned to Hell. When he is resuscitated, Little Joe must choose between redemption and Georgia Brown, a seductive singer. Unrated. (Exerpted from a review by Alejandro Frias on imdb.com.) Phillip Jackson says, “This Black musical is similar to The Wizard of Oz. I encourage youth to see this film with parental guidance.”

Saturday, February 16, 2008
2:00 pm
The Black Star Project
3509 S. King Drive, Suite 2B
Chicago, IL 60653

MALCOLM X

Malcolm X
Based on the best-selling autobiography by Malcolm X, and with spellbinding direction by Spike Lee, this film traces Malcolm X’s path from hustler and drug runner to his conversion to Islam and emergence as a leader in the Nation Of Islam. This film is filled with riveting performances by Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett,and Al Freeman, Jr. as The Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Rated PG-13. (Exerpted from www.imdb.com)


Saturday, February 23, 2008
2:00 pm
The Black Star Project
3509 S. King Drive, Suite 2B
Chicago, IL 60653

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