After the disruptions to our programming caused by first Tropical Storm Fay and then Hurricane Gonzalo, we are screening a triple header Weekend Film Series, sponsored by Gosling’s, at the Tradewinds Auditorium at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute on Sunday, October 26.
The award-winning documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People will screen at 3 p.m., followed by My Old Lady, a comedic drama starring Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline, at 5.15 p.m. Our fourth screening of the hugely popular comedy The Trip To Italy, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, will screen at 7.30 p.m.
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”.
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.