Each Thursday in July, The Parkway Theatre is presenting a landmark world-cinema film, with FREE admission to all (first come, first served)! The series launches with Julie Dash’s breathtaking DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST!
The first widely released feature film by a black female filmmaker, DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST was met with wide critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991, and continues to resonate today, most recently as a major in influence on Beyonce’s video album Lemonade.
At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off the coast 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.
Restored for the first time with proper color grading overseen by cinematographer AJ Jafa, audiences will finally see the film exactly as Julie Dash intended.
“Dash’s boldly imaginative, ecstatically visionary drama … is one of the best of all American independent films.”–Richard Brody, The New Yorker
CHECK OUT THE OTHER FREE-ADMISSION WORLD CINEMA CLASSICS COMING TO THE PARKWAY IN JULY!
THURSDAY, JULY 13, 7:30pm
BLACK GIRL (Ousmane Sembène, Senegal, 1966)
THURSDAY, JULY 20, 7:30pm
FANTASTIC PLANET (René Laloux France, 1973)
THURSDAY, JULY 27, 7:30pm
THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES (Sergei Parajanov, Armenia, 1969)
Visit the Coming Soon page to learn more about these and other upcoming films!