CREATIVE COLLABORATION PRESENTED BY
PIRUZ ALEMI, PEOPLE OF COLOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
FRANK HOOKER, JR., HARLEMWOOD ENTERTAINMENT
People of Color International’s aim is to promote films worldwide about people who represent the terms “Black”, “Brown”, “Tan”, “Yellow” as well as marginalized people who may identify as a Person of Color. The curated films have a progressive perspective on cultures that are often stereotyped or overlooked in mainstream media.
INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER BLOCK | 4P-6P
THE SHORT FILMS OF FRANK HOOKER, JR. & PIRUZ ALEMI | 6P-7:40P
LINCOLN PARK MUSIC SPEAKS PRESENTS | 7:40P-8P
The Mayor Of Art: Who Is Rodney Gilbert?
A Matt DV Williams Film
MELISSA HAIZLIP'S AWARD WINNING MR. SOUL! | 8P-10P
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY CONVERSATION WITH MELISSA HAIZLIP AND CATHERINE LENIX-HOOKER
MODERATED BY FRANK HOOKER, JR.
Before Oprah – before Arsenio – there was Mr. SOUL! Ellis Haizlip ensured the Revolution would be televised with SOUL!, America's first “Black Tonight Show.” From 1968 to 1973, the public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate.