Director Yance Ford participates in an educational discussion of his latest documentary film, Strong Island, as part of the new film screening series Film Blackness, organized by visiting associate professor Michael Gillespie (City College of New York) and made possible by the John Sacret Young Fund for visiting filmmakers.
In this revealing and personal documentary, Ford details the story of his brother’s murder and the subsequent cover-up by law enforcement in 1992. In reexamining the case, Ford has crafted a cinematic memoir that explores themes of family, race, and justice. Strong Island won a special jury prize for storytelling at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Equal parts journalistic investigation and family portrait, Ford’s delicate project transforms the source of his frustrations into an absorbing cinematic elegy.”
— Eric Kohn, Indiewire
Tickets are free for Princeton University students, faculty and staff; show Princeton University ID at the Garden Theatre box office to pickup tickets. Public tickets are $6-11 available through the Garden Theatre box office online or in person.