Black History Month at the Museum of the Moving Image
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MoMI celebrates Black History Month with a weekly film screening curated by museum vice chairman and Black Filmmaker Foundation president Warrington Hudlin. The series includes a February 9 screening of 4 Little Girls: The Dance Film, which is a contemporary dance choreographed to spoken word and 1960s protest songs to recant the horrific story of the four young black girls murdered in the Alabama church bombing in 1963. The film features NYC students, tap musician Omar Edwards, Dougie Baldeo of Kinky Boots and others. Guest Speaker Dianne Robertson Braddock, the sister of 14-year-old Carole Robertson one of four girls killed in the 1963 church bombing. She'll follow a live performance.
And on February 13, See Amazing Grace, featuring Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, C. L. Franklin, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Clara Ward, with cameos by Mick Jagger, Sydney Pollack, and Charlie Watts, and a conversation with Rob Johnson, the president and co-founder of Institute for New Economic Thinking and producer on Amazing Grace.