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Celebrate, Discuss, Black Filmmakers Orlando
(released 11/16/2004)            Green Room Orlando News Feed Subscribe  
By kimburke

Introducing the Urban Cinema Café. On the last Wednesday of each month, the Urban Cinema Café will exhibit independent black films in downtown Orlando. The evening will consist of a networking reception before the film, and an after-film discussion in the café.

This month's feature film is titled "Compensation." This film presents two unique African-American love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man. Inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, this moving narrative shares their struggle to overcome racism, disability and discrimination. An important film on African-American deaf culture, that incorporates silent film techniques such as title cards and vintage photos to make the piece accessible to hearing and deaf viewers alike, and to share the vast possibilities of language and communication.

Each Urban Cinema Cafe will take place at the Downtown Media Arts Center, aka d.MAC, 39 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. This month's cultural happening is November 24, 2004 and starts with a reception at 6:30 pm and a 7:30 pm showtime. The film will be followed by a discussion in café.

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