Mississippi Damned

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 - 7:00pm

International House, 3701 Chestnut Street

Mississippi Damned

In collaboration with Penn Cinema Studies and International House Philadelphia

Award-winning cinematographer Bradford Young is known for expressive lighting, bold colors, and nuanced representations of dark skin tones on screen. Part of an exciting new wave of independent African American filmmaking, Young uses his stunning visuals to tell stories of family, violence, and diaspora across black communities from New York City to rural Mississippi.

Mississippi Damned
(dir. Tina Mabry, 2009, 120 min.)

Three sisters in a small rural Mississippi town endure cycles of family dysfunction that include alcoholism, illness and even murder.



Cosponsored by Penn's Annenberg School for Communication, BlackStar Film Festival, Reelblack Presents, and Scribe Video Center.


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