Filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman has an unpopular point of view about Black History Month: He wants to end it. In his new documentary More Than a Month, he sets out to prove that by celebrating black history only in February, there’s little encouragement to do so during the other 11 months of the year. The film features dramatizations, interviews (with scholars, students and people on the street) and clips.
One clip shows actor Morgan Freeman in a 60 Minutes interview, saying, “I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.” A female student counters, “If you’re coming from a regular public school, you don’t learn anything about [black history] until that month.” Sadly, eliminating Black History Month, to her, “means they’ll just stop talking about it.” 7 p.m. Rice Cinema, 6100 Main. For information, call 713‑348-4882 or visit www.ricecinema.rice.edu. Free.
Wed., Feb. 22, 7 p.m., 2012