Detroit Film Theatre


SPECIAL EVENT: THE MEANING OF HOPE

Saturday, February 16, 2013

 Detroit Film Theatre

The Meaning of Hope is a moving new twenty-minute film by Bill Gaskins that extends his acclaimed work in photographic portraiture into cinema, challenges the one-dimensional representations of the City of Detroit through emphasis on the faces and voices of some of its citizens, and expands the public’s knowledge of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s thoughts beyond his “I Have a Dream” speech. In 2011, Gaskins was the Endowed Chair of Visual Art at Wayne State University when he developed the project. 
 
This special premiere of Mr. Gaskins’ film will be followed by an on-stage panel discussion moderated by Valerie J. Mercer, DIA Curator of the General Motors Center for African American Art. Panel participants will include filmmaker and artist Bill Gaskins, poet, playwright and the 2011 Kresge Eminent Artist Bill Harris, and DIA film curator Elliot Wilhelm. This event is sponsored by the Whitney Foundation. Admission is free. (complete program approximately 90 min.)  
 
Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 PM