In Timothy Greenfield-Sanderss documentary film The Black List Project, comedian Chris Rock says, Blacklist? Doesnt blacklist mean people on a list who dont work anymore? Who get treated like
black people? Rock is just one of some 25 prominent African Americans who discuss their life experiences in the film, though not all of them match Rocks poignant sense of humor. Luminaries such as Colin Powell, Toni Morrison, John Legend, Maya Rudolph and Al Sharpton (who famously says, Im not the ambulance chaser; Im the ambulance) all appear in the three-volume film; many of them also appear in The Black List Project, Volumes 2 and 3, Portraits by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the accompanying art exhibit made up of large-scale photographs. Theres an opening reception for the exhibition, with Greenfield-Sanders in attendance, from 6 to 8 p.m., February 3. Regular viewing hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Through February 25. The film screens at 7 p.m. February 11. Rice University, 6100 Main. For information, call 713-348-5712 or visit www.humanart.org. Free.
Mondays-Fridays, 7 p.m. Starts: Feb. 3. Continues through Feb. 25, 2011