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Michelle Materre Co-Curated Upcoming Film Series

Don’t miss an upcoming series co-presented by Creatively Speaking and co-curated by faculty member, Michelle Materre and Jake Perlin at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, “Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in NY 1968-86” that starts this Friday, February 6th and runs through Thursday, February 19th!

It is a groundbreaking, historic series that highlights the work of African American independent filmmakers working in New York from 1968- 1986! Featuring filmmakers such as St. Clair Bourne, William Greaves, Bill Miles, Madeline Anderson, Jessie Maple, Bill Gunn, Camille Billops and many others to name a few, the series mission is to bring a sampling of the amazing work across several platforms to light that has long gone unnoticed and under-utilized in an era when minority film production was not supported and frequently suppressed.

Opening night features work by the late Kathleen Collins, the African American woman director and writer of “Losing Ground” – a dynamic, aesthetically engaging feature film that never received the theatrical release it truly deserved when completed in 1982! It will have its day finally as part of this series. See the recent New Yorker review here:

There are group sales available and student rates if you so desire to assign attending one of these screenings to your upcoming classes.

LINK to Program and Ticket information:

Michelle Materre will be bringing her  students on Feb 17th to see Pearl Bowser and Christine Choy’s “Namibia: Independence Now!” produced in 1985.

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