Texas Theatre

231 W Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208


Next Event Date

Oct 30, 2016 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Historic African American Film Series

Oct 30, 2016 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Dallas Public Library J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Fine Arts Division has organized a film series celebrating African American history using archival films from the Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection within SMU's Hamon Arts Library G. William Jones Film and Video Collection. The final day of the series is Sunday, October 30th from 3pm-5pm at the historic Texas Theatre. A special screening of filmmaker Thom Andersen's short 'Juke' is followed by Spencer Williams' feature 'Blood of Jesus'. There is a vintage movie poster art contest for youth with entry forms available at participating locations. Guest judges from African American Museum, Fair Park and South Dallas Cultural Center will lend their expertise to choose the winners. Jerome Pumphrey, a designer for The Walt Disney Company, has created an original poster representing the iconic archive!