Destination: Planet Negro!
- Fri, Feb 17
- Sun, Feb 19
- Tue, Feb 21
Director: Kevin Willmott Run Time: 98 min. Release Year: 2013
Starring: Danielle Cooper, Kevin Willmott, Tosin Morohunfola, Trai Byers, Wes Studi
In 1939, a group of African American intellectuals come up with an ingenious and unlikely response to Jim Crow America — leave the planet and populate Mars. Using technology created by George Washington Carver, a three-person crew (plus one rambunctious robot) lift-off in Earth’s first working spaceship on a mission that will take them to a world not unlike present-day America. Their spacey adventure illuminates some hard truths about American culture, and threatens to undermine the time-line of history along the way.
*all screenings of “Destination Planet Negro” will be FREE for all filmgoers! Tickets will be available at the cinema only. No online sales for this film.
* Join us on February 17th for a special post-screening discussion of the film led by Tre McGriff, Founder of the CineOdyssey Film Festival.