St. John Weather

sunrise110413There was a break in the heavy cloud cover that has been with us for a while this morning. Although the weather forecast predicts “Overcast with thunderstorms… Chance of rain 90%,” this morning’s sunrise perhaps foretells a sunnier day. The rain we’ve been having is generally welcomed by the residents as it fills their cisterns, but not so great for tourists who are looking for a sunny day at the beach.

St. John Film Society Presents:

dustpicDaughters of the Dust
Tonight at 7:30
St. John School of the Arts

Daughters of the Dust is a 1991 independent feature film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash; it is the first feature film by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United States. It tells the story of three generations of Gullah women in the Peazant family on St. Helena Island in 1902, as they prepare to migrate to the North.  Featuring an unusual narrative device, the film is told by the Unborn Child. Ancestors are part of the movie, as the Peazant family has lived on the island since their first people were brought as slaves centuries before. The movie gained critical praise, for its rich language and use of song, and lyrical use of visual imagery. It won  the Cinematography Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival…more information from the St. John Film Society

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