Location: Bartos Screening Room
Recommended ages 14+
Dir. Bruce W. Smith. 1992, 74 mins. Digital projection. With voice performances by Faizon Love, Jonell Green, Vanessa Bell Calloway. Adapted from comic Robin Harris’s stand-up comedy act, Bebe’s Kids is the first mainstream animated feature film directly aimed at African American audiences—it follows the adventures of single guy Robin, who vows to get close to beautiful Jamika. His romantic rendezvous is ruined when he is stuck with Jamika’s son, as well as Bebe’s kids, three little horrors (extended family members), on a trip to Fun World. The film manages within its 74-minute timeframe to skewer such topics as hip-hop music, urban riots, and theme parks not inviting to black people.
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)
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