Join Black Cinema House for a summer evening film on the lawn of the Stony Island Arts Bank.
Inspired by The Supremes, Sparkle (1976) tells the story of the rise and fall of a musical girl group in Harlem during the late 1950s-early 1960s. The film not only recreates the magic of a special period in American history, but also explores the impact of Harlem’s musical and social culture on the rest of the world. Starring Irene Cara, with songs and score composed and produced by Curtis Mayfield. (Sam O’Steen, 1976, 98 min)
Film screening is part of the Stony Island Summer Pop-Up, a day-long event at the Arts Bank featuring a Makers Market indoors and a BBQ with sides of music, dance, and a movie outside.