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15Feb/10

THE BLACK LIST PROJECT

The third installment of THE BLACK LIST premieres at the Paley Center on February 3 (photographs (c) Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)

The third installment of THE BLACK LIST premieres at the Paley Center on February 3 (photographs (c) Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)

THE BLACK LIST: VOLUME THREE
Paley Center for Media
25 West 52nd St. between Fifth &Sixth Aves.
Wednesday, February 3, $25, 6:30
212-621-6600
www.paleycenter.org

www.blacklistproject.com

Photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and film critic Elvis Mitchell will be on hand for the premiere of the third installment of their fascinating HBO documentary series, THE BLACK LIST, in which African American individuals share inspirational stories from their life. Photographed against a plain background by Greenfield-Sanders and interviewed by Mitchell, such figures as Russell Simmons, Bill T. Jones, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Toni Morrison, and  Colin Powell sat for the first film, with Laurence Fishburne, T. D. Jakes, RZA, Kara Walker, Melvin Van Peebles, and others participating in the second. Among the subjects in the third installment are Beverly Johnson, Whoopi Goldberg, Debra Lee, Lee Daniels, and John Legend. The Black List Project, which also includes a book, traveling exhibition, and education initiatives, is part of One Million Stories, a wide-ranging program that “considers that as we each tell our own story, the subtle and seismic voice of each person’s narrative illuminates not just what makes us different . . . but what makes us the same.” The screening will be followed by a discussion with Greenfield-Sanders, Mitchell, Faye Wattleton, and others. Greenfield-Sanders’s photographs will remain on view at the Paley Center through May 1.

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