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DIGGING FOR WELDON IRVINE
Sunday, November 17, 3:00pm
(2019, HD, 111m) dir Victorious De Costa. Langston Hughes’ cautionary prose has been the stimulus for some of the most important artistic offerings of the 20th century. Chiefly among them, the civil rights anthem “Young, Gifted and Black”, written by prolific musician-composer-playwright Weldon Irvine. In the wake of his untimely death, a focused, contemporary reflection upon his life reveals the astounding irony that Weldon Irvine would come to be one of [the music’s] most quintessential examples of Hughes’ examination. Digging For Weldon Irvine explores the enduring legacy of a man deeply vital to the culture of black freedom expression, yet is somehow overlooked within that very lexicon.
Director Victorious De Costa will be present and a Q & A will follow the screening.
3:00 $12 in advance / $14 at the door, no Trylon discount cards accepted.