Ashes and Embers: A Screening and Discussion Featuring Bradford Young and Haile Gerima

Date & Time
Saturday, February 27, 2016 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
No Registration Required
About this Event
Unfortunately, Ms. DuVernay is unable to join us. However, Mr. Bradford Young, the cinematographer for the movie Selma, will graciously join Mr. Haile Gerima and NMAAHC Curator for Film and Photography Rhea L. Combs in conversation. Cinematographer Bradford Young talks with acclaimed film director Haile Gerima upon the restoration and theatrical release of his iconic film Ashes and Embers. Made in 1982, Ashes and Embers played the Berlin International Film Festival in 1983, where Gerima won the Fispresci Prize for Forum of New Cinema. Set amidst the challenges of Black urban life in the early 1980s, the film is the story of a disillusioned African-American Vietnam vet grappling with his turbulent past and struggling inside a chaotic political environment to make a future for himself. It stars John Anderson, Evelyn A. Blackwell, Norman Blalock, Kathy Flewellen, Uwezo Flewellen, and Barry Wiggins. Reservations as strongly suggested.  Please see the NMAAHC website at NMAAHC.si.edu for registration details.

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