The Southside Community Coalition and Syracuse University’s South Side Initiative are sponsoring the fourth annual South Side Film Festival this month.
A film will be shown each Friday beginning at 8:30 p.m. in the KeyBank parking lot, located on the corner of South Salina and Colvin streets. The final showing is “Good Hair.” The outdoor screenings are free and open to the public. Those attending should bring chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be available for purchase; no coolers, alcohol or glass bottles will be allowed on the premises.
The films to be shown are:
July 30: “Good Hair” (2009) — When Chris Rock’s daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?” the bewildered comic committed himself to search the ends of the earth and the depths of black culture to find out who had put that question into his little girl’s head, and how to respond to her question. Rock visits hair salons and styling battles, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships and self-esteem of black people.
For more information on the South Side Film Festival, contact Margie Gantt at (315) 443-1916.
— Event release provided by SUNews