In honor of Black History Month in February, we will be screening 4 classic films by black filmmakers or films containing a full black cast.
Since our history is tainted with so much pain and misery, the films telling our story tend to depict this sad and painful history. We wanted to choose films that are a bit more positive and light hearted.
Carmen Jones (1954) is an American musical adapted from the iconic opera Carmen, by French composer Georges Bizet. The later tells the tale of the cigarette-maker Carmen and the Spanish cavalry soldier Don Jose. The former is a story of a parachute factory worker and an American soldier named Joe who is about to go to flying school. Like in the opera, Carmen seduced the soldier and caused him to go AWOL. Dorothy Dandridge became the first black woman to be nominated for a Best Actress award at the 1954 Oscars for her role in this tragic opera musical.
Our art’s film program will provide many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary films from around the world. Through screenings, scholarly notes, and local filmmaker discussions, the program encourages viewers to learn more about the history of the cinema, the role of art in films, and how films reflect society.
Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show. Arrive early to purchase refreshments or snacks. Programs are subject to change.
5,000 won drink specials for BSSK members!