Black, Bold & Brilliant

Black Bold and Brilliant is a safe space that allows us to explore, celebrate, and speak to our culture. This project allows us to lift up our joy and celebrate our stories through film.” – Franque Bains 

The Black, Bold, & Brilliant series was created as a partnership between Utah Film Center, KRCL, and Utahn Convos after the tragic death of George Floyd last summer. Our initial event sought to address the often overlooked frustrations of the Black community. Using cinema as a mirror, this series is led by community members who guide audiences through their reflections and responses affecting the Black community. 

Each month, the topics, clips and films may change but the conversation always surrounds what it looks like to exist in the fullness of Black beauty, strength, and brilliance. We invite everyone to join us in the discussion!

Past topics have included: the wisdom of Toni Morrison & James Baldwin; an exploration of the films of Spike Lee; and Black representation in other forms of media. 

Black, Bold, and Brilliant is supported by the Salt Lake City Arts Council and the Salt Lake City ACE Fund.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Live Stream
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Live Stream
Black, Bold & Brilliant: <br/>Blax-sasperation Edition
Thursday, November 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Live Stream
<em>Encore: Film Discussion</em> <br >BLACK, BOLD, AND BRILLIANT
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Live Stream
<em>Film Discussion</em> <br >BLACK, BOLD, AND BRILLIANT
Saturday, July 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Live Stream