Black Women's Short Films
Film Black Women's Short Films Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Aug 13, 2019
  • 7PM
Running Time: 112min

A tribute to a queer icon, an examination of domestic labor, and celebrations of black beauty are featured in these empowering shorts by trailblazing black women directors.

MEMBERS: $8 (free for Level 4 and above)

Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box

Dir. Michelle Parkerson
1987, 21min


A profile of Stormé DeLarverie, the legendary drag king, gay rights activist, and heroine of the Stonewall uprising who reportedly threw the first punch.

The Maids

Dir. Muriel Jackson
1985, 28min


This enlightening documentary offers a sophisticated examination of the history of domestic work since slavery and the ambivalence felt by African-American women towards it.

A Perfect Image?

Dir. Maureen Blackwood
1988, 30min


Two black women—one light-skinned, one dark-skinned—enact a series of freewheeling, musical sketches exploring black beauty standards in this empowering self-acceptance anthem.

Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People

Dir. Ayoka Chenzira
1985, 10min


A brash, inventive animated musical satirizing Eurocentric beauty standards and celebrating the natural beauty of black hair.