Film

Daydream Therapy: Shorts Program

 
 
Tue, Nov 6, 2018
  • 7PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 75min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Post-screening panel discussion with Brandy Monk-Payton and Hannah Giorgis.
 
 
 
 
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From classic Hollywood to the LA Rebellion (plus a special surprise presentation), this eclectic program explores the complex history of black women’s relationship to domestic work.

Post-screening Discussion
With Brandy Monk-Payton and Hannah Giorgis.

 
Lip

Dir. Tracey Moffatt
1999, 10min

 

Artist Tracey Moffatt spotlights scene-stealing moments from under-recognized black actresses throughout Hollywood history in the role most commonly afforded them: the maid

 
The Maids

Dir. Muriel Jackson
1985, 28min

 

This incisive documentary explores the complex, entwined histories of domestic labor and African-American women’s struggle for liberation.

 
 
 
Daydream Therapy

Dir. Bernard Nicolas
1977, 8min

 

Set to the music of Nina Simone, this bracing LA Rebellion short evokes the inner life of a black hotel maid who counters the indignities she suffers at work through empowering fantasy.

Print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive

 
 
 
 
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