Dope Black Dads Present: The Princess And The Frog
Why are there so few positive and constructive conversations around black fathers? A group of black dads based in London have come together to address this and provide a progressive discussion around the male parenting experience, discussing the highs and lows of what it means to be a black father in today’s society. Hackney Picturehouse are pleased to present a season of screenings in partnership with Dope Black Dads. Hosted and curated by DBD founder Marvyn Harrison, these family friendly screenings will feature an introduction from Marvyn, a screening of a great family film, and a post film discussion. The films have all been chosen by Dope Black Dads. These screenings are for all parents who are passionate about seeing black people and especially fathers in a positive light. Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for children under 15. Loosely based on E. D. Baker’s story The Frog Princess, Disney’s 49th animated feature harked back to the studio’s traditional hand-drawn animation and the golden age of its fairy tales, but starred an African-American princess for the first time. This joyous Broadway-style musical, set in the French Quarter of 1920s New Orleans and the bayous of Louisiana, rekindled cinemagoers’ love affair with classic Disney animation. But heroine Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) is a princess with a difference: a spirited and independent girl not looking to be rescued by any princes. Instead, she sets about working hard to make her dream of opening her own restaurant a reality.
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