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PGAAMCC+LSP Present: Daughters of the Dust Outdoor Screening

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Prince Georges African American Museum and Cultural Center

4519 Rhode Island Avenue

North Brentwood, MD 20722

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PGAAMC + LSP present
First Fridays: 'All the Stars' Edition
Outdoor Film Screening and Dance Party
Friday, August 3, 2018
4519 Rhode Island Ave, North Brentwood, MD 20722


Movement One: Outdoor Film Screening

7PM-10PM: Join us for an evening of ancestral remembrance and Black excellence in film with an outdoor screening and discussion of Julie Dash's epic independent film Daughters of the Dust. Pre-screening lecture on the Gullah will begin at 7:30PM, followed by film screening. Lighteats and cocktails will be available for purchase. Vendors will also be on site.

Free and open to the public.


Daughters of the Dust is a 1991 independent film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash and is the first feature film directed by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United States. Set in 1902, it tells the story of three generations of Gullah (also known as Geechee) women in the Peazant family on Saint Helena Island as they prepare to migrate to the North on the mainland. The film gained critical praise for its lush visuals, Gullah dialogue and non-linear storytelling. The cast features Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbara-O, Trula Hoosier, Vertamae Grosvenor, and Kaycee Moore and was filmed on St. Helena Island in South Carolina. Daughters of the Dust was selected for the Sundance 1991 dramatic competition. Director of photography Arthur Jafa won the top cinematography prize.The film is also known for being the first by an African American woman to gain a general theatrical release. Running Time: 112 Minutes


Movement Two: Outdoor Dance Party
10PM-2AM: Join us for a dance party under the stars! DJ Stylus spins a special set inspired by motion picture blockbuster The Black Panther and hit single "All the Stars" by Kendrick Lamar + SZA. It will be Afrofuturistic vibes all night across a span of genres for the rest of the night. Light eats and cocktails will be available for purchase. Vendors will be on site.

Free for PGAAMCC Members all night | Free for attendees of Film Screening | $5 advance| $10 at the door
Purchase tickets here: https://allthestars.eventbrite.com
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4519 Rhode Island Avenue

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