INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Using the only known photo of his grandfather, filmmaker Sherman De Jesus illuminates the legacy of prolific photographer James Van Der Zee. Van Der Zee took historic and elegant portraits of the Black community during the Harlem Renaissance when images of Black joy were still rare. De Jesus’s single photograph unspools several proud generations of Black New York City life and photography.  – Kim Garcia

The November 10th screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Sherman De Jesus, Producer Cécile van Eijk and film subject C. Daniel Dawson.

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Descriptive Audio for in-person screenings at all venues

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Director: Sherman De Jesus
Executive Producer: Cécile van Eijk, Sherman De Jesus
Producer: Cécile van Eijk, Sherman De Jesus
Cinematographer: Milton Kam
Editor: Caitlin Hulscher, Jelle Redeker
Music: Randal Corsen
Language: English, French
Country: The Netherlands
Year: 2021
Publicist: Memphis Features