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SU 20 Festival Film | Digging For Weldon Irvine w/ Director Q&A

  • Trylon Cinema 2820 East 33rd Street Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)

Screening date: Sun. November 17, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: Trylon Cinema
Cost: $12 in advance / $14 at the door
Category: Minnesota Premier
Run Time/Year/Country: 111 min, 2019, USA
Director: Victorious De Costa

Director Victoroious De Costa will be on hand for a post screening Q&A


Langston Hughes’ cautionary prose has been the stimulus for some of the most important artistic offerings of the 20th century. Chiefly among them, the civil rights anthem “Young, Gifted and Black”, written by prolific musician-composer-playwright Weldon Irvine. In the wake of his untimely death, a focused, contemporary reflection upon his life reveals the astounding irony that Weldon Irvine would come to be one of [the music’s] most quintessential examples of Hughes’ examination. "Digging For Weldon Irvine" explores the enduring legacy of a man deeply vital to the culture of black freedom expression, yet is somehow overlooked within that very lexicon.