The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationART presents
A Look Back at Colorism: A Sunday Screening Series
Thirtieth Anniversary of Spike Lee’s School Daze and
the 1959 and 1934 Versions of Imitation of Life
Free and Open to the Public
As the Marvel movie Black Panther sweeps across the globe, this phenomenon also stirs up the age-old topic of colorism. Playwright, Dael Orlandersmith tackled this topic head-on in the Pulitzer Prize finalist, Yellowman, which is being presented by The New Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationART, which also presents:
A Look Back at Colorism: A Screening Series
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3pm and 6pm in The Billie Holiday Theatre | Spike Lee's School Daze. During its premiere in 1988, School Daze initiated serious dialogues around issues of race, colorism and hair texture within the black community.
Sunday, April 15 at 3pm | Imitation of Life, the 1959 classic film on race and colorism, directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Lana Turner, John Gavin and Juanita Moore, will screen in the Skylight Gallery.
Sunday, April 15 at 6pm | Imitation of Life - the 1934 American film directed by John M. Stahl. The screenplay is by William Hurlbut. Will screen in the Skylight Gallery
COMMUNITY TALK BACKS AND TOWN HALLS: Prior to each screening community town halls are scheduled starting at 2pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Seats that are not claimed by 2:45PM for the 3PM screenings or 5:45PM for the 6PM screenings will be released.
School Daze will screen on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3pm. Free and Open to the Public.
Imitation of Life will screen on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3pm. Free and Open to the Public. RSVP: TheBillieHoliday.org.
Yellowman will run from April 24 - May 20, 2018. Tickets range from $25 - $65 at (866) 811-4111 or TheBillieHoliday.org.