THIS IS A FREE EVENT
TAMPA, Fla. — The Straz Center presents Arts Legacy REMIX: Black Artists Film Series on Sundays, Feb. 3, 10 and 17, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. This fascinating FREE film series is February’s offering for the monthly and free-of-charge Arts Legacy: REMIX, a celebration of diverse culture and artistic talent in the Tampa Bay area.
Excerpts from the following films, with discussion, will include:
Feb. 3: Rosewood
Excerpts from the 1997 movie will be presented, along with commentary by select cast members. This film is based on the real-life events that occurred in 1923 in Rosewood, FL that destroyed this then-thriving black community. Rosewood was one of the first major theatrical releases depicting the truth about African-American prosperity following Emancipation.
Feb. 10: Stormy Weather
This groundbreaking, star‐studded 1943 film showcases a who’s who of chart‐topping talent of the era such as Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway, Katherine Dunham, Fats Waller, Nicholas Brothers, Ada Brown and Dooley Wilson. A panel discussion will be presented in addition to the film screening. Stormy Weather received its place in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for its cultural and social significance.
Feb. 17: Tribute to James E. Tokley, Sr., First Poet Laureate of Both Tampa and Hillsborough County
Named poet laureate of the city in 1996 by Mayor Dick Greco then honored again as poet laureate of
Hillsborough County Commission, James E. Tokley, Sr. is the first person to hold both distinctions. His
poems appear engraved in buildings around town, and he is well-known for his stirring work during his three decades as Tampa’s poet laureate. This event also features excerpts from the film Jump at the Sun, a look at the life and times of Zora Neal Hurston. Myron Jackson, Tampa historian and artist, will moderate a panel discussion.
Upcoming Arts Legacy: REMIX events, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on the Straz Riverwalk, include the Asian Cultural Celebration on March 1 and Global Storytellers on April 26. All events are FREE.
For more information about the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events and food and beverage options, please visit the Straz Center’s website at www.strazcenter.org.
Events, days, dates, times, performers and prices are subject to change without notice.
The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its programs are funded in part by the City of Tampa; the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners; the Tourist Development Council/Hillsborough County; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs;
and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.