The film NY Premiere of No Shade explores the hardships of the modern dating world through the dysmorphic presence of colorism as well as the fetishization of black women in a way that is tactful and honest. Jade is both effervescent and relatable as a 28-year-old single woman of dark complexion who just “can’t seem to get it right,” let alone liberate herself from her unrequited love for the repressive and colorist Danny. The world through her eyes is both a quirky and tumultuous obstacle course of courtship catastrophes and heart-gripping silences. Despite Jade’s line up of Tinder flops and her challenges in the friend-zone, she is easy to engage with and adorable. Jade’s charisma, quirk, beauty, vulnerability, and perseverance throughout the film make her a thoughtful heroine with a twist of comedic spunk in the end.
White Like the Moon is about colorism in the Latino community. Hue a Matter of Color is a personal yet global investigation into the history and current state of colorism: the discrimination within one ethnicity based on differences in skin tone. No Shade is set in the UK. Told through the prism of love, relationships, dating, and marriage, No Shade provides a raw perspective on the issue of colorism and what happens when looking for love in the right place, goes wrong.
5 PM White Like the Moon and Hue a Matter of Color
7:30 PM Gala Screening – No Shade
9:30 pm Panel Discussion “Colorism, A Global Phenomenon”
Has Black Panther, the film contributed to changing attitudes towards colorism? How to normalize the association of dark skin people with beauty, power, leadership, and intelligence in a multi-racial society?
Moderated by Etu Evans, shoe designer and contributor, Harlem World Magazine
Panelists include No Shade director Clare Anyiam-Osigwe and others TBA.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 5 PM – 11 PM EST
MIST Harlem, 46 W 116th St (at Malcolm X Blvd), New York, NY 10026, View Map