Sunday, June 21, 3:00pm
Presented in partnership with True Story Pictures and Reel Conversations, the Brooks Museum will screen Black Magic, a feature film about civil rights issues seen through the history of basketball. A film about a sport only on the surface, Director Dan Klores looks into the past with the eye of the future and questions the public, past and present players and coaches, and political officials, about why historical black colleges are not fully or even satisfactorily recognized.
Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, Black Magic features interviews from several prominent African-American players and coaches from the 40’s and 50’s mixed with original footage from that era. Black Magic observes the role of outsider and how they are destined to invent their own ways soley because they are excluded from the mainstream; both in media and by society.
The film series Reel Conversations on Race originated as a response to Common Ground‘s mission of taking action to promote racial harmony. Join us after the film for a discussion guided by a Reel Conversations trained facilitator about topics brought up in Black Magic.
“Young people need to see this film from high school and up because they need to learn about greatness that is not associated with money”.-Dan Klores, Director from NBA.com interview