The beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in Harlem, Homegoings is a glimpse into the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition and history. Combining cinéma vérité with intimate interviews and archival photographs, the film paints an unexpectedly uplifting portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families, and a man who sends our loved ones “home.”
with Christine Turner
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Christine Turner.