Detroit Film Theatre


AN EVENING WITH JULIE DASH

Thursday, January 24, 2013

 Detroit Film Theatre


Filmmaker Julie Dash will introduce a special screening of her extraordinary 1991 film Daughters of the Dust, followed by an on-stage discussion of the film and her filmmaking career. A work of spellbinding visual beauty and resonant performances, Daughters Of The Dust is a landmark of independent film, and has been designated a national cinematic treasure by the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. Daughters tells the story of a large African-American family as it prepares to move North at the dawn of the 20th Century. Against the backdrop of this epic tale, Daughters explores the unique culture of the Gullah people, descendants of slaves who lived in relative isolation on the Sea Islands off the Georgia coast. As the generations struggle with the decision to leave, their rich Gullah heritage and African roots rise to the surface. Daughters Of The Dust is an African-American treasure in every respect; a vitally important work by a major talent. This evening is presented in association with the Wayne State University Department of Communication, and made possible by the Bob Allison (Allesee) Endowed Fund in Media.  

"A haunting film, rich in visual beauty. A mystical examination of what it means to honor and cherish family." Siskel & Ebert at the Movies
 
 
Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 PM