Film Series: The Sleeping Negro (2021)
Saturday, February 19th
Doors 6:30 pm Show 7:00 pm
72 mins long | pay what you can, even if that’s nothing
*Please note that for events at the Center, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from within the last 72 hours are required for entry. Attendees must also wear a mask when not actively eating or drinking.
* FIPRESCI Award, International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg 2022, Germany
* VISIONARY AWARD , Cinequest 2022
Confronted with a series of racially charged incidents, a young black man must overcome rage, alienation, and hopelessness in order to find his own humanity.
The young black man, simply identified as “Man,” must resolve the personal meaning of his blackness when his white boss orders him to commit fraud to benefit the corporation. Struggling with an overwhelming sense of shame for going through with the illegal demand, Man seeks consolation by discussing his unease with a black former friend and his white fiancé. Those conversations lead only to further confusion and frustrations…
Following on the footstep of the LA Rebellion filmmakers, Skinner Myers tells a very personal and intimate Black story in a radically non-traditional cinematic style as a means to express freely his feelings as a Black man in America.
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