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ADIFF 2023



Zora Neale Huston: Jump at the Sun

Zora Neale Hurston, path-breaking novelist, pioneering anthropologist and one of the first black women to enter the American literary canon (Their Eyes Were Watching God). This definitive film biography, eighteen years in the making, portrays Zora in all her complexity: gifted, flamboyant, and controversial but always fiercely original.

Directed by Sam Pollard, 83 minutes, 2008, USA, Documentary, English



Hope of Escape

This historical docudrama tells the true story that follows the incredible journey of an enslaved mother and daughter who must escape before they are sold and separated forever. Hope of Escape takes the audience through a new chapter of antebellum slavery that depicts the “above-ground railroad” or the raising of money to free enslaved loved ones.

Directed by Amy Gerber, 92 minutes, 2023, USA, Drama, English

Q&A After the screening with director Amy Gerber


Leonard Nimoy Thalia

Expected Run Time is 80 minutes

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