Friends of True South Bookstore Launch new Legacy Film Series, Sunday, Aug. 11

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Screenings:  Five on the Black Hand Side at 2p; The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 at 7p.

As part of an ongoing effort to raise funds for the True South bookstore founded by the ailing Brother Brown, Friends of True South are hosting a limited-run Legacy Film Series.

Popular full length features and documentaries, short films and videos, works in progress by established and emerging filmmakers will be screened at True South, consecutive Sundays at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, beginning August 11 (492 Nostrand Avenue/near Halsey Street, in Brooklyn*).  Donation is $5.00 for each session.

On Sunday (11):

At 2pm, the 1973 comedy Five on the Black Hand Side, directed by Oscar Williams from a script by Charlie L. Russell and starring Godfrey Cambridge, Clarice Taylor, will be presented.

At 7pm, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, at 7pm.  Swedish filmmaker Goran Hugo Olsson’s film samples powerful voices from the 1960s and 1970s and injects contemporary commentary from older people who were involved with the movement and younger people (including Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, and Questlove) whose lives were changed by it.

“Brother Brown is known throughout Brooklyn and beyond for his appreciation and respect for works by and about people of color, including books, art, photographs and film,” says Akua Henderson, a friend of the bookstore. “The Legacy series combines two loves: his keen desire to foster interest in the bookstore as a forum for dialogue and as an open learning center for the presentation of art that reinforces positive or powerfully stunning images of diverse cultures and races.”

In the future, the Legacy Film Series will present such projects as: A Band Called Death, Mo’ Better Blues, The Agronomist, My Brooklyn, Ken Burns and Sarah Burns’ Central Park Five documentary film, Jack Hill’s 1973 classic Coffy played by Pam Grier; short film  by Bed-Stuy filmmakers Shaka King, Cocoa Loco, Herkimer DuFrayne and Bernice Elizabeth Green.  Presentations and time slots will be announced.

For more information, please email brooklynzhb@gmail.com.  See you on Sunday!