A Love Song for Latasha
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.
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.
About the Filmmakers
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.