A new locally produced film will be screened as part of the Momentum Toledo Art and Music Festival this weekend.
Sons of Toledo tells the heartbreaking story of a barber who learns his brother has been killed and follows his intricate path to the funeral home, where he gives his flesh and blood one final haircut.
The film, inspired by the stories of Toledo’s black hair salons, features actors and filmmakers from the community. It was created with support from ProMedica, Barb and Randy Oostra, Turning Row LLC, Robin Charney, Glacity Theater Collective, and the Arts Commission.
Sons of Toledo is shown at the KeyBank Discovery Theater at Imagination Station downtown on Discovery Way 1. The premiere screening followed by a question and answer session will take place on Thursday, September 16 at 8 p.m. Community screenings will take place on Friday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The shows on Friday and Saturday are free and open to the public.
Additional films will be shown, curated by the Toledo Black Artist Coalition and the Arts Commission’s Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program, including Out of the dark and The story of YAAW.
For more information on the screenings and Momentum Toledo, please visit theartscommission.org/events/momentum.