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4th Annual Blackstar Film Festival

Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee

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Thursday 7/30
6:20 pm
$12 General Public
$8 Students & Seniors
$6 IHP Members
FREE IHP Residents (box office only)

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  
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Directed by Muta’Ali Muhammad

Produced by NJ Frank

USA, 2014, 90 min. Philadelphia Premiere


This loving documentary about family, art, and activism tells the story of one of the most iconic couples of our time—Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis—through the eyes of their grandson Muta'Ali. This open letter from one generation to another follows Muta'Ali’s fight to learn from and preserve their values and wisdom.