The First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival
3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75233 Phone: 214.337.2429
Cosponsored by the Dallas Peace & Justice Center
The First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival has returned to screening films in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff! We will continue screening films focusing on an important social justice issue once every quarter. We hope you'll leave inspired and ready to hit the road in your own quest for a better world.
The best way to make a difference in the world is to first learn how others have done so. Is there a film you'd love to see to inspire you? Perhaps you have that one movie that just recharges you before a social justice battle. If so, please share with us, and we'll see about putting it on our list of films to show at the UUCOC First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival.
March 5, 2024
Black Art: In the Absence of Light
Please join us at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5th for our FREE screening of this remarkable film, showcasing the work of some of the foremost African-American visual artists, including Theaster Gates, Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Amy Sherald, Carrie Mae Weems, and many others..
This 2021 documentary by acclaimed director & producer Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI - 2020; Mr Soul! - 2018; Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me - 2017) was inspired by the 1976 exhibition "Two Centuries of Black American Art," curated by David C. Driscoll.
David C. Driskell was a legendary American artist, scholar and curator; recognized for his work in establishing African-American Art as a distinct field of study. In his lifetime, Professor Driskell was cited as one of the world's leading authorities on the subject of African-American Art. This groundbreaking exhibit was the first comprehensive survey of Black art put on display for the general public, and played a major role in moving the cultural landscape toward greater equity for artists of color.
Black Art: In the Absence of Light is a gorgeous, provocative, and insightful film. Special thanks to benefactors Carol Dengle and Olinka Green for cosponsoring this screening with their financial support!
If you can't see the trailer below, here is the direct
link to the YouTube video.
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