A conversation about the movie Waist Deep + The Girl of the West opera Waist Deep is a 2006 drama-action film directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall starring Tyrese Gibson and Meagan Good. It is loosely based on the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, in which the two main characters are on the road, trying to avoid police, and committing bank robberies together. The Girl of the West (La fanciulla del West) was first performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1910. The girl runs a saloon and bank in Old California where she falls into the arms of a stranger whose only known profession is a bank robber. What do the film Waist Deep and the classic opera The Girl of the West have in common? For starters, both narratives are set in the American West. Both stories are centered around strong female leads, and in both the movie and the opera, our female protagonist continuously attempts to save her troubled bank robber love interest. Hip Hop Orchestrated has brought the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Opera Carolina and WDAV Classic Public Radio together for two weekends of film, opera and conversation. Waist Deep: The Opera Cut begins on Saturday, April 15th at the Gantt Center with a screening of the 2006 film Waist Deep. African-American local artists and performers including Quentin Talley, George Washington, Jonathon Cooper, and Kia Moore will host a discussion about the film in relation to their personal experiences and the upcoming operatic performance. The following weekend, join us again as Waist Deep: The Opera Cut continues on Friday, April 21st at the Belk Theatre for a special preview of the final dress rehearsal of The Girl of the West. This collaboration is produced by Hip Hop Orchestrated, hosted at the Gantt Center, in collaboration with Opera Carolina and sponsored by WDAV Classical Public Radio. #HipHoperaTweets Important note: This film is rated R. Patrons under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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Age Range:Adults (18+)
General Information:Hours of Operation: 01:00 - 03:00 PM
Location:Center City (Uptown)
Type:African-American, Art, Film & Video