ImageNation Cinema Foundation and the Illinois Humanities Council will co-present Chicago premiere of Afraid of Dark at the Chicago Cultural Center's Claudia Cassidy Theater, 77 E. Randolph St., on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m.
Afraid of Dark explores the historical context and present implications of two prevalent Black male stereotypes: the "brute" and "Mandingo." Many people are interviewed, such as Dr. Cornel West, Tom Burrell, Vondie Curtis Hall and Malik Yoba.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Mya B. ( Afraid of Dark director/Columbia College Film alumna ), Richard Steele ( WBEZ/The Barber Shop ) and Sunni Ali, Ph.D. ( professor at Northeastern Illinois University ). ImageNation Executive Director Moikgantsi Kgama will moderate the panel.
The event is free. RSVP at www.imagenation.us .