Black Is… Black Ain’t is one of the most important documentaries about The Black Experience ever made. Really. Marlon Riggs, the director, addresses issues that the community doesn’t always address sexism, patriarchy, homophobia, colorism and of course, the church. He aptly uses gumbo as a metaphor for the rich diversity of Black identities.
Join us at The Michigan Ave branch of the Ypsilanti District Library this Saturday the 16th of November at 1 PM.
Trailer Link: Black Is … Black Ain’t.
Join us at the YDL-Michigan Ave on Saturday October 19th at 1 PM for our next presentation.
"Free Angela and All Political Prisoners" is a documentary by Shola Lynch (who also directed “Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed”)
Angela Davis is an activist in the true sense of the word. This has been displayed in her written works, her teaching, and her actions. Her outspokenness caught the attention of Ronald Reagan and J. Edgar Hoover and set the stage for an incident that resulted in a trial (and acquittal) of suspected involvement in the Soledad Brothers’ August 1970 abduction and murder of Judge Harold Haley.
For more information contact:
Ypsilanti District Library
(229 West Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 482-4110 or
The Sustainability Film Series will present The Promised Land on Friday October 11th at 7 PM at the Ypsilanti District Library at 229 West Michigan Avenue.
Join the group for a potluck at 6 PM before watching The Promised Land starring Matt Damon (Elysium) and Frances McDormand (Fargo) as two ‘corporate troubleshooters’ that arrive to make an offer to a town that is going through economic hardship. Hal Holbrook and John Krasinski (The Office) costar.
Ypsilanti District Library: http://www.ypsilibrary.org/content/sustainability-film-series-4
Growing Hope: http://www.growinghope.net/about/history
Ypsilanti Food Coop: http://ypsifoodcoop.org/