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Performers and Artists

Tue, Feb 7, 2017
  • 7PM
RUN TIME: 77min
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Intro by Kathe Sandler
February 2017
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Tuesday February 07, 2017
Performances no longer available.

This shorts program spotlights several extraordinary black women artists.


Directed by Monica J Freeman
1975, 15min


Monica J. Freeman’s 1975 portrait of sculptor Valerie Maynard.

Courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification

Directed by Barbara McCullough
1979, 6min


An experimental performance film by Barbara McCullough, inspired by Afro-diasporic ceremonies.

Preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive

L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema is a project by UCLA Film & Television Archive developed as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980.

Syvilla: They Dance to Her Drum

Directed by Ayoka Chenzira
1979, 22min


Ayoka Chenzira’s 1979 tribute to dancer-choreographer Syvilla Fort.

Courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Remembering Thelma

Directed by Kathe Sandler
1981, 15min


Kathe Sandler’s 1981 portrait of dancer Thelma Hill, a founding member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box

Directed by Michelle Parkerson
1987, 21min


Michelle Parkerson’s 1987 profile of Stormé DeLarverie, a drag king, gay rights activist, and heroine of the Stonewall uprising.

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