Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

A film that explores how African American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present. This epic tale poetically moves between the present and the past, through contemporary photographers and artists whose images and stories seek to reconcile legacies of pride and shame while giving voice to images long suppressed, forgotten, and hidden from sight.


Domestic (100%)
Summary Details
DistributorFirst Run
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1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 30 min
GenresDocumentary Family History
In Release492 days/70 weeks
Widest Release3 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Aug 29-Sep 1
Labor Day wknd
Sep 5-778$9,882+4.5%1-$9,882$31,6812
Aug 29-3174$9,456-1-$9,456$14,3101
Sep 12-1493$3,534-64.2%1-$3,534$41,4413
Nov 14-1690$2,061+9,714.3%1-$2,061$56,90312
Dec 12-1479$1,654+495%1-$1,654$61,88516
Sep 19-21106$1,575-55.4%2+1$787$45,9844
Nov 21-2391$526-74.5%1-$526$58,55013
Oct 24-26111$398-1-$398$53,2609
Dec 5-794$278-1-$278$59,66915
Dec 26-2883$254-1-$254$62,85218
Jan 23-2592$225-1-$225$65,16922
Sep 26-28131$158-90%1-1$158$51,2515
Oct 10-12124$118+53.2%1-$118$51,5017
Oct 3-5123$77-51.3%1-$77$51,3286
Oct 31-Nov 2119$60-84.9%1-$60$53,32010
Nov 7-9122$21-65%1-$21$53,58611