6th Annual Women's Film Series

6th Annual Women's Film Series


Friday

Oct 16, 2020 | 6pm


For our 6th Annual Women’s Film Series we have selected a lineup of films focusing on agents of change, women who are playing critical, big picture roles during challenging times.

Due to the COVID pandemic, our series this year will not include the screening of the films. It will consist of virtual Q&As/conversations with the directors of the films and those who worked on it with them.  

The films are available on major streaming platforms, some of which require subscriptions, and others are available to watch for free on Youtube.

Please check out the schedule below:

A Love Song for Latasha
Friday, October 16th, 6PM EST
Zoom Link Here

The injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a South Central Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city’s 1992 civil uprising. As the Black community expressed its profound pain in the streets, Latasha’s friends and family privately mourned the loss of a vibrant child whose full story was never in the headlines. 

Nearly three decades later, director Sophia Nahli Allison’s A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA removes Latasha from the context of her death and rebuilds an archive of a promising life lost. Oral history and memories from Latasha’s best friend and cousin converge in a dreamlike portrait that shows the impact one brief but brilliant life can have. 

Please join us on Friday, October 16th, 6PM EST for a virtual Q&A and discussion with director Sophia Nahli Allison and creative producer Janice Duncan. 

The film is available to watch on Netflix with a subscription. 

SOPHIA NAHLIA ALLISON is a black queer radical dreamer, experimental documentary filmmaker, and photographer. She disrupts conventional documentary methods by reimagining the archives and excavating hidden truths. A meditation of the spirit, her work conjures ancestral memories to explore the intersection of fiction and non-fiction storytelling. She is a 2020 United States Artist Fellow in Film.  

JANICE DUNCAN is a Black queer writer, director, and creative producer from Detroit, MI. She creates avant-garde ways of articulating diverse experiences that inspire people towards greater self-value, Black Queer feminism, radical liberation, and unconditional empathy for life and planet Earth.

 

 

 

Becoming
Saturday, October 17th, 6PM EST
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Directed by Nadia Hallgren, Becoming is an intimate documentary following former first lady Michelle Obama, looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with her book "Becoming."

Please join us on Saturday, October 17th, 6PM EST for our virtual Q&A and discussion with Nadia Halgren, as she answers any questions you may have about the production of Becoming as well as her work as a documentary filmmaker and director of photography. 

The film is available to watch on Netflix with a subscription.

NADIA HALLGREN is an award-winning filmmaker and director of photography from the Bronx, New York. Her vérité cinematography credits include Trouble The Water, Trapped, and Motherland. Hallgren’s episodic series won the Special Jury Prize at SXSW 2018, and she is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

  


All In: The Fight for Democracy
Saturday, October 24th, 6PM EST

All In: The Fight for Democracy examines the issue of voter suppression in the US. The film interweaves personal experiences with activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our country from the beginning. With the expertise of Stacey Abrams, the film offers an insider’s look into the barriers to voting.

Please join us on Saturday, October 24th, at 6PM EST for a short virtual Q&A discussion with co-director Lisa Cortes.

The film is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video with a subscription. 

LISA CORTES  is a producer and director, known for The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion (2019), Precious (2009), and The Woodsman (2004).