Destination: Planet Negro


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Destination: Planet Negro

  1. Tuesday, October 15, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film Planet Negro

The Films of Kevin Willmott

As in his previous films, Kevin Willmott’s most recent film takes inspiration from momentous historic events and adds a hilarious, yet incisive, twist. Destination: Planet Negro begins in the 1930s, joining Black History luminaries W.E.B. DuBois and George Washington Carver to solve the “Negro Problem” – by leaving planet Earth. In this send-up of the sci-fi genre film, problems abound as the characters travel through space and time. In keeping with the indie spirit, Willmott wrote, directed and stars in the film. (2K DCP presentation)

This screening is sponsored by The Black Film Center/Archive, Departments of English, History, American Studies, Communication and Culture, and African American and African Diaspora Studies. Special thanks to De Witt Douglas Kilgore.