Special Guest: Yance Ford
Director Yance Ford participates in an educational discussion of his latest documentary film, Strong Island, as part of the new film screening series Film Blackness, organized by visiting associate professor Michael Gillespie (City College of New York) and made possible by the John Sacret Young Fund for visiting filmmakers.
In this revealing and personal documentary, Ford details the story of his brother’s murder and the subsequent cover-up by law enforcement in 1992. In reexamining the case, Ford has crafted a cinematic memoir that explores themes of family, race, and justice. Strong Island won a special jury prize for storytelling at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Equal parts journalistic investigation and family portrait, Ford’s delicate project transforms the source of his frustrations into an absorbing cinematic elegy.”
— Eric Kohn, Indiewire
This screening is in association with Professor Michael Gillespie’s course, Film Blackness. The screening is followed by a conversation with the special guest, and a question and answer portion with the audience. Screenings are free for Princeton students, faculty and staff. Public tickets are $6-11 available through the Garden Theatre box office online or in person.