2013. USA. Christine Turner. 58 min.
World premiere. Featuring a special performance by composer and violinist Daniel Roumain, introduced by Simon Kilmurry, executive producer, POV; followed by a discussion with Christine Turner and appearances by Isaiah Owens and other characters in the film
Thursday, February 28, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2013. USA. Directed by Christine Turner. Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African American funerals is brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City’s historic Harlem neighborhood, the film takes an up-close and unusual look at the rarely seen world of undertaking, one of the few occupations black Americans could enter into freely after slavery. Combining cinéma vérité with intimate interviews and personal photographs, Homegoings paints a portrait of the dearly departed and the man who serves them. Courtesy of Peralta Pictures. (IS; POV) 58 min.
In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2013: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
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