BlackArtsXperienceProject is hosting a free private film screening and talk-back of the movie “The Woman King” starring Viola Davis for 100 teen girls in Dallas/Fort Worth. The screening will take place next Sunday, October 9th from 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST at the Angelika Film Center & Café – Dallas located at 5321 East Mockingbird Lane #230 Dallas, TX 75206. A dazzling red-carpet experience, lunch will be catered by celebrity Chef Hoppie and transportation is also included.
The screening, talk-back, lunch, and transportation are all provided courtesy of the BlackArtsXperienceProject, a movement dedicated to supporting arts in the community and giving underserved youth opportunities to experience films, plays, art exhibits, and musical performances.
“The Woman King” opened to rave reviews and sparked engaging conversations. Sunday’s post-screening discussion will undoubtedly be as thrilling as the movie which inspires young women to activate the warrior within as it challenges other cinematic slavery tropes. Inspiration for young girls on this scale was formerly uncommon, but now influences abound on the big and little screens, in the boardroom, in the media, and even in the White House.
Viola Davis’ captivating performance as Nanisca has sparked debate about the film’s accuracy. Rather than dismissing the film entirely, viewers have chosen to examine the grim reality and truth of the “kill or be killed,” “enslave or become slaves” mindset at the heart of much of the Agojie and Kingdom of Dahomey’s aggression.
The screening and conversation are sure to be metamorphic for the girls in attendance as they look introspectively at the warrior within. The screening and conversation are sponsored by BlackArtsXperienceProject which is presented by Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization and Power To Give Foundation powered by The Davis Alexander Growth Group and supported by Acting With Mrs. Davis.