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February 13, 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
301-277-2863; TTY 301-699-2544
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Black History Month Film Series presents, "Slam"

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Brentwood Arts Black History Month Film Series, Revising the Canon: Black Art Liberation, is a selection of films curated by independent curator and filmmaker Dawne Langford. It features both fiction and non-fiction films about Black artists, magnifying art as being instrumental to the process of liberation.

Raymond "Ray" Joshua (played by Saul Williams) is a young man from Southeast D.C. Despite his innate gift for poetry and his aspiration to be a rapper, he finds it difficult to escape the pressures of his surroundings: violence and drug dealing. Joshua Ray is a small-time convicted dealer who discovers his gift for verbal expression through prison poetry teacher Lauren. Released on bail, he becomes a top reciter at the competitive meetings and events, but he still has to decide whether to turn his friends in, in return for a shorter sentence and the chance of a relationship with Lauren, or take the rap and 10 years.

Ages: Movie is rated "R". Parental consent is recommended for ages 17 and younger.