DocYard: Strong Island

Mon. Oct 16, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
All Ages
$10.00 - $12.00
All Ages
  • Get Tickets
  • Details
  • Comments
Event Stats
$10.00 - $12.00
All Ages
Event Description

(Yance Ford, USA/Denmark, 2016, 107 min, DCP)


In-person Q&A with Director Yance Ford


Strong Island chronicles the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy - from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death. It is the story of the Ford family: Barbara Dunmore, William Ford and their three children and how their lives were shaped by the enduring shadow of race in America. A deeply intimate and meditative film, Strong Island asks what one can do when the grief of loss is entwined with historical injustice, and how one grapples with the complicity of silence, which can bind a family in an imitation of life, and a nation with a false sense of justice.

Comments
Select Tickets
Sorry, this event has already taken place.
Venue Details
Brattle Theatre 40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Join the Conversation