Sat, Sep 23|
Sankofa Video & Books
Haile Gerima Presents: Gilmore on Sterling Brown and the History of Washington DC Poetry
Join us for a screening of Haile Gerima's After Winter: Sterling Brown followed by a lecture from poet, writer and attorney, Brian Gilmore. All ticket purchases will serve as a donation to Positive Productions Inc, a 501c3 organization created to support filmmakers of color!
Time & Location
Sep 23, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sankofa Video & Books, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
About The Event
About the Film:
A reverent and fascinating portrait of Harlem Renaissance poet Sterling Brown. Eighty-five years old at the time of this film, Brown reflects on his four decades teaching at Howard University and the impact of such figures as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, and Duke Ellington. Made by Gerima in collaboration with his own Howard University students, After Winter: Sterling Brown reveals a kindred spirit in Brown, who, like Gerima, draws from the rich histories and traditions of Black culture to inspire his work.
About the Lecturer:
Brian Gilmore is a poet, writer, public interest attorney, and columnist with the Progressive Media Project. He is a Cave Canem Fellow (1997), Kimbilio Fellow (2014), Literature Fellow for the D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities (1997), Pushcart Prize nominee (2007), and winner of the Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist Award (2001 and 2003). Gilmore has been a contributing writer for Ebony-Jet.com, and JazzTimes Magazine. He is the author of two collections of poetry: elvis presley is alive and well and living in harlem, and Jungle Nights and Soda Fountain Rags: Poem for Duke Ellington. His poems and writings are widely published and have appeared in The Progressive, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and many other publications. He teaches law at the Michigan State University College of Law, where he lectures and writes on contemporary issues relating to housing and economic inequality, dividing his time between Michigan and his beloved birthplace, Washington, D.C.
This ticket grants you one entrance. This ticket is non-refundable.$20.00
Thank you for your generous donation! All funds from this event will benefit Positive Productions Inc, organization to support filmmakers of color.Pay what you want