Saturday, September 17, 2016
In brief: A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone (2015) Harlem International Film Festival
What can I say- a damn near perfect documentary works on so many levels- bio of an activist, bio of an artist, a look at the passage of culture to the next generation, a history of the civil right movement and the suffering of African Americans. Most importantly it a lovely portrait of a woman who refuses to break down and who struggles on and insists on making a difference.
I love this film. At a time when the world can make you feel hopeless Edythe Boone makes me feel hopeful. The world could use a great many more Ms Boones.
As high a recommendation as I can give. An absolute must see at the Harlem International Film Festival or wherever it plays.
For more information and tickets go here.