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Filmfest DC - The House on Coco Road

Run Time: 79 Minutes

JUSTICE MATTERS

The House on Coco Road

 

Damani Baker

USA/Grenada, 2016

 

 

On the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California, you won’t find a more intimate and revealing history of that momentous period than Damani Baker’s The House on Coco Road, a portrait of the filmmaker’s mother, Fanny Haughton. A student and compatriot of Angela Davis, Haughton was a specialist in early childhood education and had her own place in the movement. During the Reagan presidency, when Oakland became overrun with drugs, Haughton made a bold move: She took her own kids, including Damani, to Granada, to live in a truly revolutionary society. Then the United States invaded the island nation. With seeming ease, Baker coaxes out of the eloquent Ms. Haughton the thread that runs from her southern sharecropper ancestors to a life in California and, despite all, a view to utopia. The film’s score is by Meshell Negeocello.—Judy Bloch

Event Details

Filmfest DC - The House on Coco Road
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:30 PM
Door Time: 6:30 PM
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Landmark E Street Cinema  

Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($130 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($52 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004