Black Film Mini-Series begins Thurs., Sept. 17, with “42” at Spring Glen Church

Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Ignite the Light, and Spring Glen Church in collaboration with the Hamden Dept. of Arts and Culture are excited to host the Hamden Black Film Mini-Series and Discussion event. The series consists of three, Black-centered movies with universal themes of love, heroes, loss, immigration and more followed by community discussion with keynote speakers relating each movie to the issues, experiences, joys, struggles and achievements of the Black community in Hamden. Attendees are invited to come for the movies and stay for discussion if interested, otherwise, come out and enjoy films together in the company of community.

All movies will be presented outdoors with social distancing on the lawn at Spring Glen Church, 1825 Whitney Avenue. All movies start promptly at 7:30pm with discussion to follow directly after. Movie line-up is as follows:

Thursday, September 17th: 42 – The Jackie Robinson Story
Friday, September 25th: Brown Sugar
Saturday, October 3rd: Do the Right Thing

Prof. Bill Foster is a long time Comic Book and Film Historian, who specializes in the “Changing Image of African Americans.” He has presented to audiences both nationally and internationally on these topics.

He is the author of 15 books and 10 plays. He will provide a historical context for the movie “42”, a biopic about sports legend, Jackie Robinson.

Future keynote speakers TBA.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but an RSVP to the Facebook event is appreciated. Please RSVP to this invitation so we may estimate the number of potential attendees (and calculate available lawn space).