"And The Beat Goes On" Exhibition by Aliyah Sidqe
Movie Night "Cornbread Earl & Me" w/Aliyah Sidqe
Friday, February 21, 2020
The Brickhouse Art Gallery2837 36th St
Sacramento, California 95817
It's Black History Month at The Brickhouse Gallery & Art Complex, and our featured artist "Aliyah Sidqe" will host the screening of the movie "Cornbread, Earl & Me" along with an Q & A shortly following.
Aliyah's exhibition "And The Beat Goes On" references "The Black Art Movement of 60's-80's, which was a powerful resurgence of artist, poets, musicians, theatre, dance & writers.
Cornbread, Earl and Me is a 1975 American blaxploitation drama film that stars Tierre Turner, Laurence Fishburne (in his film debut), and Jamaal Wilkes and directed and co-produced by Joseph Manduke, the film is loosely based on the 1966 Ronald Fair novel Hog Butcher .
The film focuses on three African-American youths living in an urban neighborhood. Nathaniel Hamilton (Jamaal Wilkes, credited as Keith Wilkes) is a star basketball player from the neighborhood, who also goes by the nickname of "Cornbread." In the movie, he epitomizes the dream of the neighborhood to be successful, as he is about to become the first from his district to enter college on an athletic scholarship. He is also a local hero to the much younger friends Earl Carter (Tierre Turner) and Wilford Robinson (Laurence Fishburne).