The Contemporary Austin presents Green Screen Film Series: Daughters of the Dust
At the dawn of the 20th century, a multigenerational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina - former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors' Yoruba traditions -struggle to maintain their heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland. The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, this acclaimed film has cast a long legacy, recently influencing Beyoncé's video album Lemonade.
Filmgoers are encouraged to pack a picnic to enjoy with friends, BYOB, and explore the park at sunset before the films being. Complimentary water and adult beverages from sponsors Richard's Rainwater and SpikedSeltzer will be available. Cold Ones Pops will also be available for purchase.