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Behind the Screen with Erik Parker at the BlackStar Film Festival

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Join us for a special screening of the film L.A. BURNING: THE RIOTS 25 YEARS LATER with director Erik Parker (Nas: Time is Illmatic) and scholar Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw (University of Pennsylvania) as they discuss the film, which explores the lives of the people at the flashpoint of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, 25 years after the uprising made national headlines and highlighted the racial divide in America. Dr. Shaw, an art historian with roots in Southern California, will interview Parker, who has Philadelphia roots, and examine the John Singleton-produced film and its relationship to the Free First Sunday theme of "freedom" and the festival's 2017 theme of "justice".