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Daughters of the Dust Screening Featuring Actress Alva Rogers

Thu, January 17, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave.

In Julie Dash’s classic film set in 1902, a family in the Gullah community off the coast of South Carolina keeps ancestral rituals and customs of West Africa alive. As the younger generation prepares to make the journey to the mainland, the family faces a crossroads between past and future. In conjunction with the 7:15 p.m. screening, instructor Amy Corbin, Ph.D., will lead a Cinema Classics Seminar at 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets to the film or film-and-seminar online or at the door. 

Actress Alva Rogers will join us in person for a conversation with Dr. Amy Corbin before the screening. This talk will take place in the theater for both seminar students and the screening attendees.

This One Book, One Philadelphia event explores themes in the featured 2019 selection, Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward. 

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave.

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