No doubt, one
of the most important and necessary documentaries of the year – and a film that
we have kept a close watch on – Thomas Allen Harris’ “Through A lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People,” begins its long awaited US theatrical run, beginning Wednesday,
August 27, at the Film Forum in New York, for a 2 week engagement.
which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, “explores how African Americans have used photography as a tool for
social change, illuminating the hidden, little known and under-appreciated
stories of African Americans transforming themselves and the nation through the
power of the camera lens.”
And now it’s
been announced that after its Film Forum engagement, the film will travel to Chicago, where it will play at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, starting on September 19 through the 25th.
details are yet to be worked out, there are reportedly plans for a group of distinguished
black photographers, such as Dawoud Bey, to participate in a panel about their work, at one of the screenings
To read Zeba
Blay’s review of the film back in February go HERE.