2016 BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL

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August 4-7, 2016

BlackStar to present special screening of L.A. Burning July 2 at the Barnes

June 18, 2017

As part of Free First Sunday at the Barnes, BlackStar will be presenting a special screening of the film L.A. BURNING: THE RIOTS 25 YEARS LATER on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at the Barnes Foundation. Director Erik Parker (Nas: Time is Illmatic) and scholar Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw (University of Pennsylvania) will discuss the film, which explores the lives of the people at the flashpoint of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, 25 years after the uprising made national headlines and highlighted the racial divide in America. Dr. Shaw, an art historian with roots in Southern California, will interview Parker, who has Philadelphia roots, and examine the John Singleton-produced film and its relationship to the Free First Sunday theme of freedom and the festival’s 2017 theme of justice.

Presented by BlackStar Film Festival as part of Free First Sunday at the Barnes.

Cost: FREE
Time: 2pm-4:15pm

Seating is limited. Collection access is available prior to 2:30pm.

Regular admission to the Foundation may sell out early that day, but that will not impact entrance for our event.

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