The Kravis Center’s African-American Film Festival is an annual event founded by James Drayton that features African-American actors and directors, conveying African-American perspectives. This annual series educates, entertains and enlightens attendees. This year’s featured films:
January 20: Boyz N The Hood: Tre (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) is sent to live with his father, Furious Styles (Laurence Fishburne) in tough South Central Los Angeles. Although his hard-nosed father instills proper values and respect in him, and his girlfriend (Nia Long) teaches him about faith, Tre’s friends Doughboy (Ice Cube) and Ricky (Morris Chestnut) don’t have the same kind of support and are drawn into the neighborhood’s drug and gang culture with tragic results. (1991, 1 hour, 52 minutes)
February 3: Rosewood: Based on a true story, Rosewood tells the historical account of the 1923 Rosewood Massacre in Florida. The small, peaceful town of Rosewood is invaded by a white mob on New Year’s Day, 1923. Many are murdered, while several townspeople attempt to save their friends and neighbors during a racist attack that also destroyed much of the town. Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames and Jon Voight star. (1997, 2 hours, 22 minutes)
February 24: Higher Learning: In John Singleton’s powerful portrait of college life in the 1990s, a group of incoming freshmen at Columbus University struggle to find themselves as they adjust to newfound independence. When Remy (Michael Rapaport) find acceptance among neo-Nazis, tensions rise even higher on a campus already divided among racial, socioeconomic and gender lines. Also stars Omar Epps and Kristy Swanson. (1995, 2 hours, 8 minutes)
$12-$30. Films can be purchased together or individually.
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