The Independent Picture House, at 4237 Raleigh Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, is celebrating Black History Month with its First Annual Black Film Series in February, 2023.
The series is presented in partnership with three screening partners who helped shape the programming if films: Classic Black Film Series, CineOdyssey Film Festival and the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists.
Throughout the series, eight featured films will be shown, with at least one “talk back” event each week, where a community leader, educator or media members will lead a discussion with the audience about one of the films.
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The series will feature a diverse selection of films, including drama, romance, horror, satire and comedy, all of which feature black casts and directors, and all that highlight the rich thematic and filmic diversity of black cinematic storytelling.
Tickets for each film will be $8. Members of the Independent Picture House will receive $3 off. Screenings to the film “Destination Planet Negro” will be free.
Following is the schedule for each week of programming. Tickets are on sale now. Also, follow the link to see the screening time of each film.
- Daughters of the Dust (1991): February 3rd, 5th, 7th
- Killer of Sheep (1978): February 4th, 6th, 8th
- Felix Curtis, curator and host of the Classic Black Cinema Series, will lead a post-screening discussion of Killer of Sheep on February 4th
- Love and Basketball (2000): February 10th, 12th, and 14th
- Angel Truesdale, Social Sciences & Business Librarian, J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina Charlotte will lead a post screening discussion of Love & Basketball on February 14th
- Talk To Me (2007): February 11th, 13th, 15th
- Award-winning columnist and speaker Mary C. Curtis, will moderate a post screening panel of local Black radio personalities on the impact and state of Black Radio on February 11th following the screening of TALK TO ME. This panel discussion is being presented in partnership with the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists.
- The Watermelon Woman (1996): February 18th, 20th, and 22nd
- Destination Planet Negro (2013): February 17th, 19th, and 21st
- Tre McGriff, Founder of the CineOdyssey Film Festival, will lead a post screening discussion after one of these screenings of Destination Planet Negro. Date TBD.
- Ganja & Hess (1973) — 50th Anniversary: February 25th and 27th, and March 1st
- Eve’s Bayou (1997): February 24th, 26th, and 28th
- Angel Truesdale, Social Sciences & Business Librarian, J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina Charlotte, will lead a post screening discussion of Eve’s Bayou on February 26th
More Black History Month events in Charlotte
Check out our list of Black history sites and events in Charlotte, or look at a quick list here: