The Norman Studios Silent Film Museum and the Hotel Indigo® Jacksonville kick off the 2017 Silent Sundays season with a screening of three early African American short films on Sunday, January 29, 4pm at Hotel Indigo, 9840 Tapestry Park Circle in Jacksonville’s Deerwood Park.
Throughout the program, Jacksonville filmmaker Frank Goodin will discuss the often troubling ways in which African American characters were portrayed in films – by both white actors in blackface and by black actors themselves. Goodin teaches video production at the University of North Florida and has written, produced and directed several independent films. His first narrative feature film, Love Trap, is a 4x Best Feature Film winner, screened on Showtime for 18 months, and is currently offered on Netflix. Goodin’s first feature length documentary, The 904, won an Emmy award in 2011.
Jacksonville University’s Tony Steve and the Silver Synchro Sounds will provide live musical accompaniment. Tickets are $5 and available at the door (cash or credit) and online.