IU Cinema and the Black Film Center/Archive welcome Kevin Willmott for a free screening of his 2004 film, The Confederate States of America!
October 14, 2013
1213 E. 7th Street Bloomington, IN 47405
Kevin Willmott’s CSA: The Confederate States of America asks “What if the South had won the War?” In this provocative satire, Willmott imagines an alternate history where slavery is still legal. Using the film-within-a film technique, Willmott constructs a TV documentary that examines the legacy of the victorious Confederates. Commercial breaks add another layer of humor, featuring real-world products such as an electric shackle to deter runaway slaves and “Darkie” toothpaste. Of particular note is a spoof of a D.W. Griffith film featuring a fugitive Abraham Lincoln. After its successful premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Spike Lee assisted in the film’s distribution. (2K DCP. 89 min. Not Rated.)
Director Kevin Willmott is scheduled to be present.