‘DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST’ + More (JETFlix Fridays)
You’ve worked hard all week and you deserve some down time. Spend your evening checking out some of these newly released flicks and shows. Grab the popcorn, because these picks are JET-approved!
Ready? JETflix Fridays starts now…
DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST
This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most significant films for people of color, Daughters of the Dust. The film was the first US feature film to see wide theatrical release made by a black woman. Written, directed and produced by Julie Dash, Daughters is set in the early 1900’s and is a representation of Gullah Geechee culture – a community of people descended from enslaved Africans along the coast and Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia.
This story follows the last gathering of the Peazant family as the younger generation prepares to leave the island and their matriarch, Nana Peazant (Cora Lee Day), for the promises that lie ahead on the mainland.
Not only did the film win Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival, with thanks to cinematographer Arthur Jafa, the film also won the Grand Jury Prize at festival.
Idris Elba stars as a CIA Agent looking to solve a bombing incident in Paris. He teams up with a skilled pickpocket, who stole a bag with a bomb that eventually exploded. The bomb gives clues that there may be a bigger terrorist conspiracy at hand, and it’s nearer to home than they think.
ALL STATE GOSPEL SUPERFEST
Actress Vivica Fox hosts this year’s AllState Gospel Superfest honoring the accomplishments of Pastor Shirley Caesar. Scheduled guests include J MOSS, Jonathan Butler, Tim Bowman Jr., Casey J, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Beverly Crawford, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, James Hall & Worship and Praise, Lonnie Hunter featuring Structure, Patrick Lundy & Ministers of Music, Jonathan McReynolds, Karen Clark-Sheard, and Alexis Spight.