Saturday, September 17, 2016

In brief: A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone (2015) Harlem International Film Festival

The Harlem Film Festival is closing with what may be it's best film- A NEW COLOR is a glorious biography of the lovely Edythe Boone an artist and community activist who did some amazing things and created some magical art. As Ms Boone works with some kids to create a mural we learn about her life and her art.

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.

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