The Black List

Event Details

Date: Oct 24, 2012 
Time: 7:00 PM
Description: The traditional definition of the phrase ‘blacklist’ has been rendered obsolete by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ documentary, "The Black List (2008), which seeks to bury the negative weight of the term by allowing African-Americans to provide an up-to-the-minute answer to the grim origins of “blacklist.” In a film that works as series of living portraits, twenty prominent African Americans of various professions, disciplines and backgrounds offer their own stories and insights on the struggles, triumphs and joys of black life in this country and manage to re-define “blacklist” for a new century in the process. The film is presented as a series of vignettes – a kind of living portraiture – in which the subjects address the camera directly as they tell their stories.
Location: Olin Theater