Thursday, June 13 | 8 pm
Voted the best undistributed film of the year in the 2018 IndieWire Critics’ Poll, Khalik Allah’s (cinematographer of Beyoncé’s Lemonade) visionary documentary Black Mother is a loving and lyrical portrait of Jamaica and its people, a visual poem that is at once a deeply felt love letter and an ecstatic street-corner prayer. From red light districts to lush rain-forests, Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered individuals who call the island home. Their candid testimonies create a polyphonic symphony, set against a carefully constructed, rhythmic montage of indelible and starkly beautiful images. Thoroughly immersed between the sacred and profane, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode, one informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present.
Director Khalik Allah | 2018 | In English | 77 minutes | NR (some strong medical imagery and adult content) | DCP