I recently attended the screening of Dark Girls at the Carver Theatre, and it was an eye-opening, thought-provoking experience. Mayor William Bell gave opening remarks and the audience settled in for a film which was peppered with humor as well as biting realism. Not to be missed was comedian, actor and motivational speaker Michael Colyar’s insight, as well as the thoughts of several African-American men and women who shared their perspectives, fears and mixed feelings. Christal M. Jackson – who helped coordinate the evening locally – hosted a Q&A with the audience that shared first person testimonies of how the color complex has affected them.
I was left with this thought: “Our beauty is really our state of mind.” [MC]
Although Bill Duke was unable to attend, he did convey his appreciation for the warm reception the film received. If Dark Girls airs near you, make plans to see it.
Images courtesy of Lynsey Weatherspoon Photography