The Sleeping Negro
Screening and Panel Discussion
FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 7:30PM
Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Standard ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.
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ABOUT THE FILM
Confronted with a series of racially charged incidents, a young Black man must overcome rage, alienation, and hopelessness in order to find his own humanity.
The young Black man, simply identified as “Man,” must resolve the personal meaning of his blackness when his white boss orders him to commit fraud to benefit the corporation. Struggling with an overwhelming sense of shame for going through with the illegal demand, Man seeks consolation by discussing his unease with a Black former friend and his white fiancé. Those conversations lead only to further confusion and frustrations…
Following on the footstep of the LA Rebellion filmmakers, Skinner Myers tells a very personal and intimate Black story in a radically non-traditional cinematic style as a means to express freely his feelings as a Black man in America.
72 mins | Drama | 2021 | English
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
- Dr. Lomax Campbell
Organizational Culture Change Leader; Community Wealth Building Strategist; Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder; Doctor of Management
- CaTyra Polland
9x Published Author, Editor, Podcast Hostess 2022, UBS x Luminary Fello
ABOUT THE BLACK CINEMA SERIES
The Little Theatre’s Black Cinema Series, presented in partnership with the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ), screens both scripted and non-fiction films about the Black experience. With an emphasis on contemporary indepedent films, the series highlights Black perspectives and filmmakers, with screenings and panel discussions with community experts and filmmakers.