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Will

 
Member Monthly Screening
 
Mon, Aug 3, 2015
  • 7PM
 
 
LOCATION:
 
RUN TIME: 70min
FORMAT: 16mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $7. Free for BAM Members at Level 3 and above. RSVP to Membership@BAM.org
+  Q&A with Jessie Maple
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Jessie Maple | 1981

With Obaka Adedunyo, Loretta Devine

This hard-hitting, slice-of-life urban drama is widely cited as the first independent feature directed by an African-American woman in the post-civil rights era. A heroin-addicted basketball coach (Adedunyo) and his wife (Emmy winner Devine) adopt a troubled 12-year-old homeless boy. Shot on 16mm on the streets of Harlem, director Jessie Maple’s unflinching look at struggle and resilience in the inner city was made on a budget of just $12,000. “I wanted to show the neighborhood," Maple said, "that everything was there, right in the neighborhood. No matter how low you are you can come back up. That’s what Will is. People can’t count themselves out that quick.”

Preserved by New York Women in Film and Television’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund. Print courtesy Black Film Center/Archive, Indiana University – Bloomington.

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Q&A 
 

with Jessie Maple

The 7pm screening will feature a Q&A with director Jessie Maple.

 
 
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