Saturday Film Discussion with Black Focus

Zoom only

The third Saturday of every months at 7:30p.m.

Contact Eva Patalas at


Diana Dill and Eva Patalas are facilitating this series. Please watch the film on your own and join us for the discussion. We will talk about what we learn about the experience of Black people in America and beyond and our reactions to what we learn. This is not an expert-run group, but rather a facilitated group of movie-watchers interested in educating themselves about the black experience. Monthly on 3rd Saturdays.

  • March 19 - Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am  (2019), documentary- This artful and

intima meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and

the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Directed

by Timothy Greenfield-Saunders. Available on Amazon, Apple TV. 

  • April 16 - The Salt of the Earth (2014), documentary - The life and work of

photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting

societies in hidden corners of the world. Directed by Juliano Ribeiro Salgado.

Available on Amazon, AppleTV.

  • May 21 - African American Lives with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Season 2,

episodes 2 and 4, 2014). Henry Louis Gates presents people including Chris

Rock and Don Cheadle information about their ancestors and their lives in

America.  Available on Amazon. 

  • June 18 - A Beautiful Resistance Season 2 (2021) - documentary - anthology

series of short films (10-13 minutes long) celebrating Black Joy and Black Lives.