On Tuesday, April 12, the African American Museum in Philadelphia proudly partners with Reelblack and ARRAY to present a special screening of Ethiopian-born director Haile Gerima’s film, Ashes & Embers.
Ashes and Embers explores a disillusioned Vietnam War veteran’s attempt to come to terms with his past and his current place as a black man in America. Set amidst the challenges of Black urban life in the early 1980s, the film is the story of a disillusioned African-American Vietnam vet grappling with his turbulent past and struggling inside a chaotic political environment to make a future for himself. It stars John Anderson, Evelyn A. Blackwell, Norman Blalock, Kathy Flewellen, Uwezo Flewellen, and Barry Wiggins.
Winner of the 1983 FIPRESCI Prize for the Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival, Ashes and Embers is the American film debut of highly acclaimed Ethiopian-born director, Haile Gerima.
A post-screening discussion with Gerima will follow the April 12 screening. Tickets are on sale now, so grab your seats today! Discounted admission for forWURD Movement members!
This program is presented in collaboration with ARRAY, the rebirth of the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) founded by filmmaker Ava Duvernay and Philadelphia-based black film presenter Reelblack.