Movies Under the Stars: Daughters of the Dust
Friday, August 11, 2017
8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
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Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!
This iconic, deeply textured ,1991 independent film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash is the first feature film directed by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United States. Set in South Carolina in 1902, this stunning film tells the story of three generations of Gullah women in the Peazant family on St. Helena Island as they prepare to migrate to the north on the mainland. This award-winning feature stars Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbara-O, Trula Hoosier, Vertamae Grosvenor, and Kaycee Moore. Noted for its lush visuals and non-linear storytelling, Daughters of the Dust was selected for the Sundance 1991 dramatic competition where cinematographer Arthur Jafa won the top cinematography prize. Recently, this beautiful film is credited with being the inspiration for Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade.
Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.