Film

Monday Night Movies: Through a Lens Darkly

When: Mon., Feb. 26, 7 p.m. 2018

Presented by the Alliance for Media Arts, the ongoing Monday Movies series at the Magic Lantern Theater has been a source of diverse, socially conscious nonfiction films about a number of fascinating subjects: a maternity ward in the Philippines, a swim team whose members are autistic, child health activists in Kolkata. The next film screening is the 2014 documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, in which director Thomas Allen Harris explores how African-American photographers have depicted their own communities and culture since the advent of the camera. It features powerful archival photos that offer candid snapshots from the era of slavery to the civil rights movement, as well as the work of contemporary photographers like Renee Cox, Lorna Simpson and Anthony Barboza, whose wildly varying approaches capture the black experience from every possible angle.

Mon, Feb. 26, at 7 pm • $8 • Magic Lantern Theater • 25 W. Main Ave., Spokane • magiclanternonmain.com • 209-2383

Nathan Weinbender

Price: $8