Join Creatively Speaking for “One Way or Another: Black Women’s Cinema, 1970-1991”
“One Way or Another: Black Women’s Cinema, 1970 –1991”,
Co-programmed with BAMcinématek, February 3rd- 23rd, 2017
This fall’s re-release of Julie Dash’s masterpiece Daughters of the Dust, reminds us of how the industry failed to recognize its success for what it was — a demand for more diverse points of view in commercial film. This series brings together the women who helped pave the way for this landmark film, providing an undervalued history of independent filmmaking. Working outside the mainstream, often with limited resources, the filmmakers represented in One Way or Another provide a model for working within and around a historically hostile system that continues to this day.
Join Creatively Speaking throughout the month of February for special events accompanying many of the screenings, beginning with a stellar panel on Opening Night, Friday February 3rd at 7pm. Gjests include film historian and Oscar Micheaux; scholar Pearl Bowser; documentary filmmaker and Curator of the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Shola Lynch; and Michelle Materre, Curator/Host of Creatively Speaking Film Series and Co-programmer of the series with Nellie Killian of BAMcinématek.
Find the entire schedule and link to purchase tickets HERE
Check out a feature article in the New York Times HERE