Cinema 53: Spirits of Rebellion, with Zeinabu irene Davis and Allyson Nadia Field
|When||March 08, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM |
|Where||Off Campus (see description) |
|Event Website||https://graycenter.uchicago.edu/events/spirits-of-rebellion-screening-conversation |
|Contact Information||Department of Cinema and Media Studies |
|Description||In solidarity and dialogue with her fellow L.A. Rebellion filmmakers, Zeinabu irene Davis convenes the group of artists brought together by the UCLA film program—including notable directors Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust) and Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep)—to recall their experiences and historicize their legacy on film and far beyond. Screening followed by conversation with Davis, UChicago film scholar Allyson Nadia Field, and Cinema 53 curator Jacqueline Stewart. (2015, 100 min) |
LOCATION: The Harper Theater (5238 S Harper, Chicago)
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30.
Zeinabu irene Davis is an independent filmmaker and Professor of Communication at University of California, San Diego. She works in narrative, documentary and experimental genres. Her award-winning films include Mother of the River (1995), A Powerful Thang (1991), Cycles (1989), and the dramatic feature Compensation (1999). Davis’ documentaries Trumpetistically Clora Bryant (2005), Co- Motion: Stories of Breastfeeding Women (2010) and Momentum: A Conversation with Black Women on Achieving Grad Degrees (2010) are distributed by Third World Newsreel and Women Make Movies. Her articles on African American cinema have been published in Afterimage, Black Film Review, Cineaste, Wide Angle and Hot Wire, and she has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Illinois and Ohio Arts Councils, the American Film Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Allyson Nadia Field is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at UChicago. With Jacqueline Stewart and Jan-Christopher Horak, Field is co-editor of L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema, and serves as co-curator of the L.A. Rebellion Preservation Project of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Presented with support from the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at UChicago.
The following titles will be available for purchase on site from Seminary Coop Bookstore:
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema (Allyson Field, Jan-Christopher Horak, Jacqueline Najuma Stewart, University of California Press, 2015)
Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity (Allyson Nadia Field, Duke University Press Books, 2015)
Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity (Jacqueline Stewart, University of California Press, 2005)
Cinema 53 is a screening and discussion series
presenting conversation-provoking films by and about women and people of color. A partnership between the historic Harper Theater in downtown Hyde Park and UChicago’s Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry, Cinema 53 brings together scholars,
artists, students and audiences from the South Side and beyond to consider how visual cultures reflect, and reflect upon, enduring inequalities and revolutionary futures.
|Categories||Screenings, Arts, Films, Diversity, Staff, Graduate Students |
|Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. |
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