Native Son Returns to Chicago for Film Premiere
Native son Dwayne Johnson-Cochran returns to Chicago in from Los Angeles to showcase his latest endeavor as producer. He will be be screening White Water as part of the Black Harvest Film Festival in Chicago. There will be two shows. If you’re not booked go check out the film festival, see the film and meet Dwayne after wards for the Q & A.
White Water will premiere at The Siskel Center, Downtown Chicago on State Street. The film is 84 minutes long. The cast includes Sharon Leal ( Why Did I get Maried), Larenz Tate (Dead Presidents), Barry Shabaka Henley, Amir and Amari O’Neil.
- Sun, Aug. 16 5:15pm
- Mon, Aug. 17 6:15pm
An aura of innocence and an immense sense of humor are qualities that director Cundieff (FEAR OF A BLACK HAT) brings to this story of a little boy’s eye-opening encounter with the facts of segregation in his Alabama hometown. Based on the novel by Michael Bandy and Eric Stein, the film charts a curious seven-year-old’s growing obsession with tasting the rare, special water that he believes will flow from the “Whites Only” public drinking fountain. Light-hearted but not lightweight, WHITE WATER creates a lovely panorama of small-town black life against the reality of the 1960s South. Produced by Chicago native Dwayne Johnson-Cochran director of BE KNOWN, DCP digital. (BS)
AUGUST 16 & 17: Director Rusty Cundieff, producer Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, and actors Sharon Leal and Barry Shabaka Henley will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.