IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!? 7-Film Retrospective

Friday, October 28 - Tuesday, November 1, 2022

IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!?, a new documentary by noted writer and film historian Elvis Mitchell, opens Friday, October 28, accompanied by a five-day, seven-feature retrospective of movies featured in the film.

IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!? is both a documentary and deeply personal essay. The film examines the craft and power of cinema from a perspective often overlooked: the African American contribution to films released from the landmark era of the late 60s and 70s. It is a deep dive into the impact that point of view had on movies, as well as popular culture, and serves as a love letter to film, posing questions that have never been asked, let alone answered. Crucial artistic voices, including director Charles Burnett, Samuel L. Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne, Zendaya and others, offer their distinctive prism on the creators and films that dazzled and inspired. The film provides insight into the history of Black representation going back to the earliest days of cinema, and the cultural impact of witnessing unapologetic Blackness. Produced by Steven Soderbergh, David Fincher, Angus Wall and Ciara Lacy, IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!? marks Mitchell’s directorial debut.

Daily afternoon and evening screenings of the documentary will play as double features (two films for one admission) with a selection of titles highlighted in Mitchell’s film, ranging from trailblazing work like 1959’s ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW, through popular hits of the 70s like COTTON COMES TO HARLEM and CAR WASH, to independent groundbreakers like KILLER OF SHEEP. A full series schedule is below

Friday, October 28
1:45pm IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!?
& 6:45pm* with ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW (1959, Robert Wise)
*Q&A with Elvis Mitchell at 6:45pm show

Saturday, October 29
1:45pm IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!? with CAR WASH (1976, Michael Schultz)
6:45pm* IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!? with CLAUDINE (1974, John Berry)
*Q&A with Elvis Mitchell at 6:45pm show

Sunday, October 30
2:10pm IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!? with KILLER OF SHEEP (1977, Charles Burnett)
6:45pm IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!? with COTTON COMES TO HARLEM (1970, Ossie Davis)

Monday, October 31
1:45pm IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!?
& 6:45pm with SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM: TAKE ONE (1968, William Greaves)

Tuesday, November 1
1:45pm IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!? with COTTON COMES TO HARLEM (1970, Ossie Davis)
6:45pm IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!? with LADY SINGS THE BLUES (1972, Sidney J. Furie)

Series Films