AfriGeneas at the Movies
"The Order of Myths" ~ screening
The College of Communication and Information Sciences, along with the the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County, is presenting filmmaker Margaret Brown and her film, /The Order of Myths/, this coming
Thursday, at the Bama Theatre, at 7:30 pm.
Film synopsis from the Sundance Film Festival:
As winter turns to spring, Mobile, Alabama, buzzes and flutters with the floats, parades, masquerade balls, and secret mystic societies of Mardi Gras. The oldest Mardi Gras celebration in America, this time-honored ritual has always been racially segregated. Filmmaker Margaret Brown, herself a daughter of Mobile, escorts us into the parallel hearts of the city's two carnivals to explore the complex contours of this hallowed
Taking a wonderfully restrained, observational approach that allows viewers to draw their own conclusions, Brown unveils the vibrant
Does the recent formation of a racially integrated secret society and the attendance by this past year's black Mardi Gras monarchs at the white
And if you want to read (glowing) reviews of the film, check out this link:
See you at the Bama!