Swimmin’ Lesson and B-Love Film Screening and Q&A with Director Shahari Moore

The Illinois Tech Office of Community Affairs and Outreach Programs film series continues on Saturday, June 9 from noon–2:30 p.m. with writer/director Shahari Moore’s B’ Love and Swimmin’ Lesson.

Set in Chicago, B’ Love is a love story between Julius, a sixth grade teacher, played by Corey Hendrix, Victoria, a gorgeous career woman, played by Brely Evans, and Bernard, a self assured bloke from Britain, played by Eamonn Walker.

Adapted in 2010, Swimmin’ Lesson uses poetic lyricism and powerful imagery to delve into one man’s memories of life before Hurricane Katrina. With a powerful performance by Kelvin Roston, Jr. portraying a young father tormented by tragedy and music composed by Yosef Ben Israel, Swimmin Lesson evokes a range of emotions and grapples to humanize an inhumane event.

The screenings will conclude with a conversation with Moore. The event will take place in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC), located at 3201 South State Street. Free parking is available north of the MTCC. Register at community@iit.edu.