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Filmmaker's Lounge in celebration of Black History Month
Hosted and curated by Kevin Epps
Which Way Is Up? (1977, 94 min.)
Saturday, February 4
Film at 3:30 p.m., followed by Q&A with screenwriter Cecil Brown
Richard Pryor plays a landmark role—actually, three roles—in this comedy, which has gained cult status among Pryor fans. Orange-picker Leroy Jones finds himself fired from his job and alienated from his friends and family as a result of accidentally joining a union strike.
What's Going On: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye (2006, 100 min.)
Sunday, February 19
Film at 2:00 p.m., followed by Q&A with Kevin Epps and music historian Rickey Vincent
One of the greatest legacies in American music is examined through interviews and archival footage. Gaye has endured as "an astounding artist, an inspiring poet, a man whose fabulous talents and all-too-human flaws worked together for the sake of song" (David Ritz, PBS.org).