“Black History on Film” is the focus of the Florence Community Library’s monthly movie discussion. Join us in the library programming room Saturday, February 7, at 1:00 pm for a brief look at the history of African Americans on film, followed by a showing of a related recent movie – All completely free of charge!
Early films, from the silent era to early talking pictures, were rarely kind to African Americans. When present at all, they tended to be seen in broad comedy roles or strictly as servants. Cinematic visibility rose with the emergence of stars such as Sidney Poitier, and movies became more complex as the national Civil Rights Movement took hold.
This 30 minute discussion gives a brief overview of some major film milestones, which is supplemented with movie clips and review excerpts. We look at how at each period, the values of the films have reflected those of society as a whole – and how the films changed as society changed.
Stay after the discussion for a showing of a major recent motion picture related to the topic… with free popcorn provided to all! Patrons are encouraged to bring their own food and soft drink to the show.
For title information or other questions, please contact the library at (520) 868-8311.