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Fri, Apr 28



Within Our Gates screening and live performance

The oldest known surviving film by a Black American director is accompanied by a live musical performance

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Within Our Gates screening and live performance
Within Our Gates screening and live performance

Time & Location

Apr 28, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cinemapolis, 120 E Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

About this event

This American silent film by the director Oscar Micheaux portrays the racial situation in the United States during the early 20th century.

Ithaca College students Aalanys Alfred (voice), Megan Donahue (piano), and Chris Rakeman (bass) will perform an original score that they have written for the occasion. 

Note: The film portrays racial violence under white supremacy and the lynching of black people.

This event is part of the Black to the Future Film Festival, which is supported by the Park Foundation, the Learning Farm, Khuba International, CAN Cooperative Media, Tompkins Community Bank, and individual donations. This program is also made possible in part with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants program from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the office of the Governor and NYS Legislature, administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

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