Free Screening: Your Children Come Back to You (1979) A Different Image (1982)
November 17, 2o13
IU Cinema and the Black Film Center/Archive present free screenings of Alile Sharon Larkin’s 1979 film, Your Children Come Back to You and her 1982 film, A Different Image.
A single mother ekes out a living from welfare check to welfare check, struggling to provide for her daughter. She is faced with the decision to look after her personally or to allow her sister-in-law to provide “more than enough” to go around. Larkin’s film masterfully presents a child’s perspective on wealth and social inequality. (16mm. 30 min. Not Rated.)
An African American woman living away from her family in Los Angeles yearns to be recognized for more than her physical attributes. In cultivating the friendship of a male office mate, she aspires to a relationship where intimacy is not a factor, seeking someone who can “see her as she is,” rather than see only what he wants to see. – Samuel B. Prime (16mm. 51 min. Not Rated.)