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Bush Mama + Hour Glass

 
 
Sun, Aug 26, 2018
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+  Intro by Hannah Giorgis, culture writer, The Atlantic
 
 
 
 
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Intro by Hannah Giorgis, culture writer, The Atlantic

 
Bush Mama

Dir. Haile Gerima
With Barbara O. Jones, Johnny Weathers, Susan Williams
1975, 97min, 16mm

 

Opening with real-life footage of the police hassling the director and his crew, Haile Gerima’s stunningly original mix of vérité—style authenticity, densely stylized surrealism, and radical agitprop proceeds to tell the story of Dorothy (the mesmerizing Barbara O. Jones), a struggling LA mother who, subjected to indignity after indignity by a dehumanizing welfare system, gradually undergoes a profound political awakening.

 
Hour Glass

Dir. Haile Gerima
1971, 14min, Digital

 

A kinetically edited collage of music (by the Last Poets and Black Panther leader Elaine Brown) and image depicts a young basketball player’s growing black consciousness.

Digital tape presentation courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

 
 
 
 
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