I just came home from a fantastic screening of Through A Lens Darkly. This incredible documentary of African American history through photographs brings the accuracy and inspiration of Black culture in the United States through images of which most of America seems to have drawn a blank. No more. Thomas Allen Harris, his muse Deb Willis, and producer Ann Bennett have almost 1,000 rarely seen photographs in this beautiful story of resilience and dignity and it is coming to an NYC theatre to qualify for some top awards and a place at the box office. We need to be there. Here are the details of the run: August 27 through September 9, Through A Lens Darkly will be at the Film Forum, 209 West Houston St., NYC 10014. Advanced tickets are available now. The filmmakers also want you to know that group rates are available for a class, department, organization, or social group. Every seat needs to be filled for these two weeks.
There's one more call to action I'd like to share. We have two more Thursdays before the opening. Let's make Throwback Thursday one to remember. When posting photos of your history this Thursday, August 14 and Thursday, August 21, let's include two hashtags: #TBT and #1World1Family. This film more than ever illustrates the importance of documenting our true history by starting with our family. Congrats to the film team--of which I was thrilled to be a part of as well--and here's to a packed Film Forum opening weekend! #TBT #1World1Family. Let's do this!