Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun
Sam Pollard / USA / 2008 / 84 min. / DVD
DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl..
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7pm
Presented by South Side Projections and DuSable Museum of African American History
Zora Neale Hurston—pathbreaking novelist, pioneering anthropologist and one of the first black women to enter the American literary canon (Their Eyes Were Watching God)—established the African American vernacular as one of the most vital, inventive voices in American literature. Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun intersperses insights from leading scholars and rare footage of the rural South (some of it shot by Zora herself) with re-enactments of a revealing 1943 radio interview. This definitive film biography, eighteen years in the making, portrays Zora in all her complexity: gifted, flamboyant, and controversial but always fiercely original. (Sam Pollard, 2008, USA, 84 min., DVD)
South Side Projections and the DuSable Museum of African American History have partnered to present film screenings by and about African American women. The screenings take place at the DuSable the first Tuesday of every other month in 2017.
This screening is also part of the Harlem Renaissance Celebration in Hyde Park, which brings together performing arts, music, film, and scholarship to welcome you into the artistic explosion in America that changed the course of black identity and expression. More info at Harlem In Hyde Park.