Documentary comparing Black Bike Week, Harley Week in Myrtle Beach to premiere in Wilmington

The documentary “Black Beach/White Beach: A Tale of Two Beaches” will make its world premiere at Cucalorus Festival – the annual film fest in Wilmington, N.C.

The fest runs Nov. 8-12, 2017, at various locations throughout Wilmington.

Black Beach/White Beach runs just shy of 55 minutes and will show at 7:45 p.m. Nov. 10 at Jengo’s Playhouse, 815 Princess St, Wilmington.

 

A film crew has been working on the documentary since 2015.

The film is described in the film fest program as: “In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, two national motorcycle festivals are held over the weeks around the Memorial Day holiday. One festival is primarily white, the other is predominantly black. While bikers of both colors enjoy both festivals, the city, community, and state have a vastly different way of looking at these two festivals, creating a divide among the participants, business owners, and residents. Against the backdrop of the historical relevance of the area’s segregated past, this documentary explores opposing viewpoints on segregation and integration, mutual love of motorcycle culture, and racial tensions that reach a boiling point every spring in this southern beach mecca.”

It features interviews with Mayor John Rhodes and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

 

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