WRC's Empowerment Project presents
a Black Women's Film Festival
Every Monday in February
4:30-7pm in the WRC Lounge
In honor of Black History Month, catch a film showcasing the loves, humor, and history of African-American Women.
Vieweings are free to attend, but a $1-5 donation is suggested and will go towards the WRC's Empowerment Project.
- February 7, Set It Off
"Sick of being victims of circumstance and fighting a system that keeps them from realizing their dreams, four black women from the Los Angeles projects opt to knock over a bank."
- February 14, Night Catches Us
"After growing up during the tumultuous 1960s, ex-Black Panther Marcus returns to his home in Philadelphia in 1976 and reconnects with Pat, the widow of a Panther leader. Marcus befriends Pat's young daughter and attempts to conquer his demons. Interfering with Marcus's good intentions are the neighborhood's continuing racial and social conflicts, as well as old enemies and friends -- both with scores to settle." A debut film by director Tanya Hamilton.
- February 21, Eve's Bayou
"Louis Batiste is a popular physician in 1960s Louisiana who has a beautiful wife, a loving family and a weakness for women. While his wife ignores his infidelities, his youngest daughter is crushed when she catches dad in a compromising situation. Her subsequent revelations tear the family apart."
- February 28, Family
"Family is a coming of age dramedy centering on the lives of four African-American lesbian friends. All are experiencing strife in their personal and professional lives due to being closeted." This is the second film of up and coming director Faith Trimel.