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

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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