Black Harvest Encore! David Weathersby in person! Film Series : Black Harvest Encores 2018

The Color Of Art

2018, David Weathersby, USA, 60 min.

Show Times

  • Sat, Oct 13th 8:15pm

"A glorious feast for the eyes and the soul." - Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Director Weathersby, whose survey of the Neo-Soul movement GOT THE LOVE screened at the 2017 BHFF, returns with another account of grass-roots creativity in Chicago's African American community. With a lack of support from academia and the art establishment, black artists have historically struggled for respect and recognition. This lively and informative documentary explores the present-day renaissance of black art in Chicago, centered on neighborhoods such as Bronzeville and organizations such as the South Side Community Arts Center and the Hyde Park Art Center. Diverse and talented artists such as RJ Eldridge, Shyvette Williams, and Jesse Howard are profiled, but, rather than focusing on isolated creators, the film examines the ecosystem of artists, gallery owners, curators, and collectors that sustains the movement. There is a special emphasis on the relationships between artists and collectors, which are especially close and crucial in the black arts movement. ProRes digital. (MR)

Director David Weathersby is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

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