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Black Mother

  • Starline Social Club 2236 Martin Luther King Junior Way Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

"Part film, part baptism, director Khalik Allah cast his lens between the prostitutes and churches of Jamaica, the result is a nuanced polyphonic symphony, heightened by a level of intimacy and complete immersion in spirit. A timely respite from the bad news and a response thereto — a film punctuated by prayers, scored with laughter and fortified with hope. Allah introduces us to a succession of vibrant, idiosyncratic souls who call this island home. Their candid testimonies provide a penetrating glimpse into this misunderstood corner of the world and also a radical outlook on survival." Cinereach

"Black Mother is one of the best films of 2018." -Desist Film
"11 Movies You Need to Know at New Directors/New Films" -New York Times

Director Khalik Allah will be present at each screening.