A Love Song for Latasha

A Love Song for Latasha


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 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. 

 



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.