On June 11, A Conversation with My Black Son will be featured as a part of the free Monday Movies screenings presented by the Oxford Film Festival, which will take place at the Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center, located at 710 Jackson Avenue East.
The screening will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, and includes a talk with the Oxford Development Association (ODA), which has worked to ensure that the future of the historic property that is Burns-Belfrey remains intact. The film will be presented with a guest speaker and will be free to the public.
The short film from Geeta Gandbhir and Blair Foster originally premiered on PBS on February 12 and chronicles the dreaded “conversation” black parents must have with their young sons about how to handle race in America, especially due to disproportionate targeting and profiling by the police. The film is intended to foster a conversation about race relations in the United States, says its filmmakers Gandbhir and Foster.
The program is provided free due to generous support from the Mississippi Humanities Council.
The Oxford Film Festival was founded in 2003 to bring exciting, new, and unusual films (and the people who create them) to North Mississippi. The annual five-day festival screens short and feature-length films in both showcase and competition settings. The festival is a 501c3 not-for- profit organization. For more information, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com.