Attractions, Film

Community Cinema: More than a Month

When: Wed., Feb. 8, 7 p.m. 2012

When African-American filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman found himself questioning the purpose and implications of Black History Month in an allegedly "post-racial" society, he set out on a cross-country campaign to explore the modern-day meaning and relevance of the month-long observance. The trip took him to the country's largest black-owned advertising agency; to Lexington, Virginia, where he interviewed members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans; and into the streets, where he donned a tongue-in-cheek, dialogue-spurring sandwich board declaring "End Black History Month." Tilghman turned his travels into a film, More Than a Month, which screens on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Rialto Cinemas (2966 College Ave., Berkeley) as part of the national Community Cinema initiative. A panel discussion by a group of as-yet unannounced local educators and black leaders follows the film. 7 p.m., free. RialtoCinemas.com or 510-433-9730

Cassie McFadden

Price: free

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