Thursday, February 16, 1995


In Search of our Fathers & Night Cries

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Marco Williams’ In Search of Our Fathers (1992) is a riveting account of the filmmaker’s 7 year search for his father, both a personal quest and an attempt to understand the social dynamic of single mothers in the African-American family. From the first phone conversation with his father to their climactic meeting 7 years later, Williams builds a provocative exploration of the values of the modern family. Tracey Moffatt’s Night Cries (1990) is a stark and surreal drama without dialogue of the hostility and ambivalence between an adopted Aboriginal daughter and a white mother. – Curated by Irina Leimbacher