A comedic drama starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline, and an award-winning documentary that had its world premiere at Sundance this year, will screen at the Weekend Film Series, sponsored by Gosling’s, on Sunday October 26.
Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, winner of the Best Diaspora Documentary award at the African Movie Academy Awards, is the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present.
Thoughtful and compelling, the film probes the recesses of American history by discovering powerful images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost, opening a window into the lives, experiences and perspectives of black families that is absent from the traditional historical canon.
Indiewire calls the film “one of the most important and necessary documentaries of the year” while Time magazine calls it “a deep, rich dive into the history of African-American photography”. The film screens at 3 p.m.
At 5.15 p.m., in My Old Lady, down and out New Yorker Mathias (Kevin Kline) heads to France to claim an apartment inherited from his late father – but when he arrives to sell the vast domicile, he is shocked to discover a live-in tenant (Maggie Smith) who is not prepared to budge. Mixing light comedy with heartfelt drama, the all-star cast sizzles in this entertaining tale of real estate woe and family secrets.
Reserve tickets by calling 294-0204 or visiting the Oceans Gift Shop at the BUEI.