Chicago connection! Filmmakers in person! Film Series : 21st Annual Black Harvest Film Festival 2015

White Water

2015, Rusty Cundieff, USA, 84 min. With Sharon Leal, Larenz Tate, Barry Shabaka Henley, Amir and Amari O’Neil.

Show Times

  • Sun, Aug 16th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Aug 17th 6:15pm

An aura of innocence and an immense sense of humor are qualities that director Cundieff (FEAR OF A BLACK HAT) brings to this story of a little boy’s eye-opening encounter with the facts of segregation in his Alabama hometown. Based on the novel by Michael Bandy and Eric Stein, the film charts a curious seven-year-old’s growing obsession with tasting the rare, special water that he believes will flow from the “Whites Only” public drinking fountain. Light-hearted but not lightweight, WHITE WATER creates a lovely panorama of small-town black life against the reality of the 1960s South. Produced by Chicago native Dwayne Johnson-Cochran (BE KNOWN). DCP digital. (BS)

AUGUST 16 & 17: Director Rusty Cundieff, executive producer Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, and actors Sharon Leal and Barry Shabaka Henley will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.

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