Film Series

Happy Birthday, Toni! A Celebration of Black Women

 
FILM SERIES
 
Feb 18—Feb 25, 2020
 
   
 
 
 
 
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“I first encountered Toni Morrison in the storage closet of my high school English department. I’d never been in that room before, and don’t remember why I was at that time, but my life changed that day when I pulled dusty copies of The Bluest Eye and Sula from the storage room shelf. I wasn’t ready for Toni then, her complex writing was a challenge and a gift, because within those pages I found myself—who I was then and who I would become. When Ms. Morrison passed, many Black women mourned the loss of not just a phenomenal writer, but of a sister, a friend, our truth-teller. So, on what would’ve been her 89th birthday, Coco Killingsworth, BAM’s Vice President of Education and Community Engagement, and I invited a few women to celebrate her life and work and the gift she gave all of us—the validation of our right to live in this world unapologetically.” —Gina Duncan, Vice President of Film and Strategic Programming


 
PAST EVENTS
A Litany For Survival
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The Pursuit of Vulnerability
 

A program dedicated to the extraordinary life, career, and legacy of Audre Lorde.

Tue, Feb 18, 2020
 
 
I Will Follow
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I Will Follow
 

Ava DuVernay explores grief and renewal through bonds and encounters between Black women.

Wed, Feb 19, 2020
 
 
Care Cinema
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Care Cinema
 

A series of short films and interviews of Black women in dialogue about being Black women.

Thu, Feb 20, 2020
 
 
Happy Birthday, Toni! A Celebration of Black Women
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Lilac Dust: Traces of Toni
 

Eisa Davis hosts an evening of reflection, followed by a dance party with DJ Reborn.

Fri, Feb 21, 2020
 
 
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Happy Birthday, Toni! A Celebration of Black Women
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Her Life’s a Dance: A Toni Morrison Tribute Dance Party
 

Join us for a very special edition of BAMcafé Live with a dance party hosted by DJ Reborn.

Fri, Feb 21, 2020
 
 
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Beloved
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Toni, Adapted: Beloved
 

A program exploring adaptations of Toni Morrison’s work, featuring the film Beloved.

Sun, Feb 23, 2020
 
 
And She Was Loved: A Suite of Sounds and Images for Toni Morrison
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And She Was Loved: A Suite of Sounds and Images for Toni Morrison
 

These shorts offer a call-and-response style interrogation of themes in Toni Morrison’s work.

Sun, Feb 23, 2020
 
 
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A Tribute to Toni Morrison: Archival Tour
 

A guided tour of the BAM Hamm Archives centering the Black experience in America.

Tue, Feb 25, 2020
 
 
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