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Crowd gathering at the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington in I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.


Outdoor Black Film Festival: I Am Not Your Negro and ’63 Boycott

August 14, 8 pm - 11 pm

The Parrish Art Museum is partnering with Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center to present a 2-day outdoor Black Film Festival on August 14 and 21 featuring feature films, documentaries, and shorts inspired by the current epic global movement to elevate black lives and eliminate racism.

The films, selected by a committee made up of both organizations, speak to systemic inequality but also personal stories of hope, and connect historical civil rights movements to today’s events that sparked protests throughout the country and globally.

“I am grateful for our ongoing partnership with BHCCRC to present this mini festival that is meant to educate, entertain, and inspire so that we all can become part of the conversation about racial inequality and social justice,” said Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of Arts Reach and Special Projects. “Films are a perfect conduit to connect us emotionally and intellectually to these issues and encourage action.”

“This Black Film Festival is a perfect extension of The Center’s THINKING FORWARD LECTURE SERIES. The Festival is an opportunity to shed light on different cultures and their life experiences. The only way that we are going to come together is to learn more about each other and to spend time with each other. I am excited about the expanded partnership between The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center and The Parrish. I look forward to us working together in the future. Please come out and support this event; I promise you it will be enlightening, thought-provoking, life changing, and just a great time for all.” Bonnie Michelle Cannon, Executive Director, Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center.

Entrance opens at 7:30 pm. Films will begin after dark, at approximately 8:30 pm.

’63 Boycott
2017, Documentary, 30 minutes
Director: Gordon Quinn

On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed ‘Willis Wagons,’ on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools. Blending unseen 16mm footage of the march shot by Kartemquin founder Gordon Quinn with the participants’ reflections today, ’63 Boycott connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.

I Am Not Your Negro
2016, Documentary, 93 minutes
Director: Raoul Peck

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is an examination of racism in America through the lens of James Baldwin’s unfinished book, REMEMBER THIS HOUSE. Intended as an account of the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., each of whom James Baldwin personally knew, only a 30-page manuscript of the book was ever completed. Combining Baldwin’s manuscript with footage of depictions of African-Americans throughout American history, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO uses Baldwin’s words to illuminate the pervasiveness of American racism and the efforts to curtail it, from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is required.

All tickets are sold pre-event and online only. No sales at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

The event takes place outdoors on the Museum’s terrace, with possible use of the Event Lawn in good weather. Please bring your own chairs, no Museum seating is available.

You must wear a mask to access the event. The event is limited capacity with designated seating areas based on safe social distancing. Face coverings must be worn when in aisles or moving through spaces.

No outside food or drink is permitted. Individually packaged food and drinks will be available to pre-purchase through the cafe vendor, Elegant Affairs. Please follow the link to view the menu and purchase your food and drink by the end of the day on Thursday, August 13: https://www.parrishartcafe.com/

Restrooms will be open during the event. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available. The Parrish is being regularly disinfected for the safety of our staff and visitors.

No pets are allowed on the Museum grounds or in the galleries.

 

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

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Date:
August 14
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
Phone:
631-283-2118
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Outdoor Black Film Festival: I Am Not Your Negro and ’63 Boycott

August 14, 8 pm - 11 pm

The Parrish Art Museum is partnering with Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center to present a 2-day outdoor Black Film Festival on August 14 and 21 featuring feature films, documentaries, and shorts inspired by the current epic global movement to elevate black lives and eliminate racism.

The films, selected by a committee made up of both organizations, speak to systemic inequality but also personal stories of hope, and connect historical civil rights movements to today’s events that sparked protests throughout the country and globally.

“I am grateful for our ongoing partnership with BHCCRC to present this mini festival that is meant to educate, entertain, and inspire so that we all can become part of the conversation about racial inequality and social justice,” said Corinne Erni, Senior Curator of Arts Reach and Special Projects. “Films are a perfect conduit to connect us emotionally and intellectually to these issues and encourage action.”

“This Black Film Festival is a perfect extension of The Center’s THINKING FORWARD LECTURE SERIES. The Festival is an opportunity to shed light on different cultures and their life experiences. The only way that we are going to come together is to learn more about each other and to spend time with each other. I am excited about the expanded partnership between The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center and The Parrish. I look forward to us working together in the future. Please come out and support this event; I promise you it will be enlightening, thought-provoking, life changing, and just a great time for all.” Bonnie Michelle Cannon, Executive Director, Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center.

Entrance opens at 7:30 pm. Films will begin after dark, at approximately 8:30 pm.

’63 Boycott
2017, Documentary, 30 minutes
Director: Gordon Quinn

On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed ‘Willis Wagons,’ on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools. Blending unseen 16mm footage of the march shot by Kartemquin founder Gordon Quinn with the participants’ reflections today, ’63 Boycott connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.

I Am Not Your Negro
2016, Documentary, 93 minutes
Director: Raoul Peck

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is an examination of racism in America through the lens of James Baldwin’s unfinished book, REMEMBER THIS HOUSE. Intended as an account of the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., each of whom James Baldwin personally knew, only a 30-page manuscript of the book was ever completed. Combining Baldwin’s manuscript with footage of depictions of African-Americans throughout American history, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO uses Baldwin’s words to illuminate the pervasiveness of American racism and the efforts to curtail it, from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is required.

All tickets are sold pre-event and online only. No sales at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

The event takes place outdoors on the Museum’s terrace, with possible use of the Event Lawn in good weather. Please bring your own chairs, no Museum seating is available.

You must wear a mask to access the event. The event is limited capacity with designated seating areas based on safe social distancing. Face coverings must be worn when in aisles or moving through spaces.

No outside food or drink is permitted. Individually packaged food and drinks will be available to pre-purchase through the cafe vendor, Elegant Affairs. Please follow the link to view the menu and purchase your food and drink by the end of the day on Thursday, August 13: https://www.parrishartcafe.com/

Restrooms will be open during the event. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available. The Parrish is being regularly disinfected for the safety of our staff and visitors.

No pets are allowed on the Museum grounds or in the galleries.

 

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.