“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.

Straight from the Dark Girls official website, here are the dates, times and locations of where this documentary will be shown in the coming days and weeks.

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

This is a short piece from the Poughkeepsie Journal, which will indicates that the show will include not only the film but appearances by Duke and Berry:

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.

Dark Girls is also on Facebook.

~ by blksista on January 11, 2012.

3 Responses to ““Dark Girls” Documentary by Bill Duke and Channsin Berry Comes to the East Coast”

  1. I work in a middle school. Issues of color arise frequently often sparking physical confrontations. I would very much like to see this documentary. Will it be showing in the Phila., PA area, when?????


  2. topic is still affecting many in other parts of the world. With negative comments by high- profiled rappers and media personalities (Lil Wayne) etc. Kids are developing more self-hate and a new generation of ” color- struck ” kids elementary- college level are emerging. black female romantic leads are usually fair while Black maids, hookers or comic characters are darker/ mammified.


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