City Lights: ELEVATE Pittsburgh; “The Last Black Man In San Francisco”; And More

Jimmie Fails stars as himself in "The Last Black Man In San Francisco."
Jimmie Fails stars as himself in "The Last Black Man In San Francisco."
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Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:25: Lois Reitzes talks with Fahamu Pecou about this year’s ELEVATE public art festival. ELEVATE will be in Atlanta’s Pittsburgh neighborhood Oct. 14-19.
  • 21:17: Reitzes talks with director Joe Talbot and actor Jimmie Fails about the film “The Last Black Man In San Francisco.” The movie examines the demographic changes of San Francisco starting in the 1950s.
  • 32:16: Atlanta-based dancer Raianna Brown created Komansé Dance Theater in 2018 to discuss social injustices through dance. Her new production “Skid” explores homelessness, gentrification, and social disparity in Atlanta through movement.
  • 38:35: Reitzes talks with playwright Pearl Cleage and writer Zaron Burnett, Jr. about their new children’s book “In My Granny’s Garden.”
  • 46:05: Reitzes talks with John Welker, co-founder of Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, about how the group began.