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CAAM offers mostly first run, thematically linked, award winning and critically acclaimed documentary films during the months of April, June, August, and November. A wide variety of films are presented with the opportunity for audience reflection after each film. Films @ CAAM series represent an eclectic span of topics including politics, music, education, art, history and sports, expounding upon rich and sometimes controversial themes. Films @ CAAM series are on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Throughout the year Films @ CAAM provides additional support to CAAM exhibitions by offering documentary films on featured artists, historical references, and the various themes highlighted within the exhibition. Documentaries related to CAAM exhibitions are screened on Saturdays or Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
A CELEBRATION OF BLACK MUSIC MONTH: MUSIC OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013, 7PM
MARLEY (2013, 144 min) Ziggy Marley, son of Bob Marley, serves as this documentary's executive producer. Marley was made with the unprecedented support of the Marley Family and features rare footage, archival photos, and energetic performances of Marley with his band The Wailers. It also includes in-depth interviews with Marley's family, friends and band members. RSVP 213.744.2024.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013, 7PM
FELA: MUSIC IS THE WEAPON (1984)
Filmed in Lagos, Nigeria in 1982, this documentary combines footage of Fela Kuti performing at his famous Shrine nightclub, interviews with the controversial musician, glimpses of life in his compound, and scenes of Lagos street life. RSVP 213.744.2024.
All screenings are free and open to the public. RSVP’s are preferred at (213) 744-2024.