African American Black Film Exposition - Feb. 19-22

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (WYOMING NEWS NOW) -- Sankofa African Heritage and the LCCC Department of Student Engagement and Diversity present the sixth annual Black Studies Forum: African American Black Film Exposition featuring four films shown Feb. 19, 20, 21 and 22 at LCCC's Center for Conferences and Institutes.

WHY A BLACK FILM EXPOSITION? Beginning with the era of Jim Crow the media maintained undercover and covert acts of propaganda in portraying the image of African Americans in print matter, film and entertainment. Only recently, have African Americans lifted the barrier on blackface and minstrelsy to proclaim their true way-of-life and historicity as fact.

THE FIRST GRADER
5:30 p.m.- Wednesday, Feb. 19
A Film by Justin Chadwick
In the Kenyan bush, Maruge, an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties knocks on the school door. PG-13

RABBIT-PROOF FENCE
7:15 p.m.- Wednesday, Feb. 19
Golden Globe Nominee
Young Molloy Craig an aborigine has decided to lead her little sister and cousin from an Australian internment camp. PG-13

DEACONS FOR DEFENSE
5:30 p.m.- Thursday, Feb. 20
Showtime Entertainment
They were defiant. They were determined. They were not going down without a fight. PG-13

Tell Them WE ARE RISING
7:15 p.m.- Thursday, Feb. 20
A Firelight Film by Stanley Nelson
PBS documentary. Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have educated black leaders in every field. Not Rated

THE DISPLACED PERSON
5:30 p.m.- Friday, Feb. 21
Set in Georgia in the 1940s, a Polish Jew is relocated to work on a dysfunctional farm. Not Rated.

NO WAY OUT
6:45 p.m.- Friday, Feb 21
This intense drama about racial hatred pulls no punches.
The film with the innate discovery. Not Rated

G L O R Y
9:00 a.m.- Saturday, Feb.22
Winner of three 1989 Academy Awards
One of the first black regiments to fight for the North in the Civil War.PG-13.

FOR COLORED GIRLS
11:30 a.m. - Saturday, Feb. 22