Daughters of the Dust (1991), PG
- 5:30 pm – 7:20 pm
- Julie Dash
The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, Daughters of the Dust was met with critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it opened in 1991. At the dawn of the 20th century, a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina—former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions—suffers a generational split. Young Haagar (Kaycee Moore) wants to move to the mainland, away from tradition-bound matriarch Nana (Cora Lee Day). Former prostitute Yellow Mary (Barbara-O) gets a cold shoulder when she returns to the island with her female lover, especially from her sister Viola (Cheryl Lynn Bruce).
- Free with admission
- No reservations needed. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the screening.