“The Night Catches Us” and Other Films to Play at East End Black Film Festival

The sixth annual East End Black Film Festival, which was started by Southampton local Brenda Simmons, will show seven films over a three-day period between November 3, 4 and 5 at the Southampton Cultural Center and the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton.

The first movie to kick off the festival is the documentary Dear Daddy, which follows eight African-American girls who grew up without their fathers and documents how it affected them. There will be a panel discussion, including filmmaker Janks Morton, after the film.

Friday night, beginning at 7 p.m., a live poetry reading will take place at the Southampton Cultural Center that will include six poets reading onstage—including Simmons herself—followed by live jazz music.

On Saturday, November 5, a nonstop run of films begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum with Whitewash and Champagne. The rest of the lineup includes Trouble in the Water, DNR, Hairpiece, Hallelujah, the 1975 classic Cooley High and the closing film, The Night Catches Us.

Tickets are $10, or free for members of the museum. For more information on the festival, call 631-283-2118.

Watch the trailer for The Night Catches Us below.

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