“Dark Girls” Documentary by Bill Duke and Channsin Berry Comes to the East Coast
Sorry that I am late for the train for this one. Above is Bill Duke and Channsin Berry talking briefly about the flick.
Jan 13th – Apollo Theater, New York, NY, 08:00 PM
Jan 15th – The Palace Theatre Albany, Albany, NY, 07:00 PM
Jan 16th – Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie, NY, 07:00 PM
Jan 19th – Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, Baltimore, MD, 07:30 PM
Jan 20th – Warner Theatre, Washington, DC, 08:00 PM
The Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 16 with a screening of a documentary that explores racism and the workplace.
Dark Girls will be shown at the historic theater as part of the MLK Day Family Celebration. A question-and-answer session with filmmakers Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry will follow the screening.
Duke is a Poughkeepsie native and has appeared on Broadway. He has also appeared in numerous motion pictures, including Car Wash, American Gigolo and X Men: The Last Stand. Duke has also appeared on television, in Lost, Cold Case and Battlestar Galactica.
Visit www.officialdarkgirlsmovie.com to watch the trailer and for information.
The Bardavon is at 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie.
The reporter got it wrong. The documentary isn’t exactly about racism in the workplace. It’s about color prejudice within the black community, an attitude which stigmatizes dark-skinned black women.
The tickets, according another short New York Times article regarding activities in Westchester County, will range between $10-$50. Expect about the same rates for the other locations above.
Visit the Dark Girls website to order your tickets ahead of time, if you can. For larger venues, there may be a few tickets left, but I would check with the theatres’ box office first by telephone.
- Skin Lightening: the many shades of prejudice (repeatingislands.com)
- Vibe and Vegas Show: Pictures From Our Livestream Broadcast on September 15, 2011 at Room Service Restaurant in Toronto With Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry (the Producers of the Documentary “Dark Girls”) (thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com)