Black Mother

Friday, May 4

Location: Clairidge Cinema 3

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Sunday, May 6

Location: Clairidge Cinema 5

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$14 Regular
$12 for Members (not a member?)

Filmmaker and photographer Khalik Allah’s second feature is, much like his debut film FIELD NIGGAS, a mesmerizing documentary portrait. Allah casts his
lens on two dissonant worlds on the island of Jamaica, showcasing the sacred and profane alike. Switching among multiple formats, from the raw texture of super 8mm film, to videotape, to HD video, Allah skillfully creates another intimate and daring portrait of kaleidoscopic beauty, revealing Jamaica—the birthplace of his mother—as a blessed place, dreamlike, full of rhythm and seduction.

Q&A with director Khalik Allah following Sunday’s screening.