Daughters of the Dust - In Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Jan 15 to Jan 16
Sunday and Monday 3:30, 8:15
Dir. Julie Dash - 1991 - 112m - A NEW RESTORATION!
BIG THANKS TO NEW MEXICO BLACK HISTORY ORGANIZING COMMITTEE!
At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots.
Movie distributor Cohen Media Group is proud to present the 25th anniversary restoration of director Julie Dash’s landmark film “Daughters of the Dust.” The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, “Daughters of the Dust” was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991. Casting a long legacy, “Daughters of the Dust” still resonates today, most recently as a major in influence on Beyonce’s video album “Lemonade.” Restored (in conjunction with UCLA) for the first time with proper color grading overseen by cinematographer AJ Jafa, audiences will finally see the film exactly as Julie Dash intended.
“An absorbing, spirited film that merits considerable respect.” - Clifford Terry, Chicago Tribune
“Abounds with stunning motifs and tableaux, the iconography seemingly sourced from dreams as much as from history and folklore.” - Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
“Filmed with astonishing visual imagination by Dash and cinematographer Arthur Jafa, however, and burrows into the minds of its female characters with a care that few recent Hollywood movies can approach.” - David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
Two Lovers And A Bear
Jan 15 to Jan 19
Sunday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!
Dir. Kim Nguyen (IV) - 2016 - 96m - No Matinees
Set in a small town near the North Pole where roads lead to nowhere, the story follows Roman (DeHaan) and Lucy (Maslany), two burning souls who come together to make a leap for life and inner peace.
“It's a story of amour fou, which Maslany and DeHaan portray with affecting realism - notwithstanding the presence of a bear that speaks with the voice of legendary Canuck actor Gordon Pinsent.” - Peter Howell, Toronto Star
“A richly philosophical tale.” - Chris Knight, National Post
“There's a surreal quality to Two Lovers and a Bear that gets underlined by the appearance of the Ursus maritimus of the title; DeHaan has called the movie an adult fairy tale, and that's an apt description.” - Liz Braun, Toronto Sun