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Black Mother with Khalik Allah in person


Location: Bartos Screening Room

With director Khalik Allah in person

Dir. Khalik Allah. 2018. 77 mins. Part film, part baptism, in Black Mother director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual journey through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, Allah (Field Niggas) introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home. Their candid testimonies create a polyphonic symphony, set against a visual prayer of indelible portraiture. Thoroughly immersed in both the sacred and profane, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history yet existing in the urgent present. “One of the most original cinematographers of the time. Allah also edited the film, and his complex sense of audiovisual composition—textural, tonal, thematic, rhythmic, philosophical—is as original and as personal as his cinematography.” — Richard Brody, The New Yorker. A Grasshopper Film Release.

Tickets: $15 ($7 Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above)*. Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.) 

*This one New Release screening is free for Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels. Please note tickets for other screenings of Black Mother are available to members at the discounted rate of $7. 

Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.