L.A. Rebellion:
Creating a New Black Cinema

Presented by:

Emory University’s Department of Film and Media Studies;
liquid blackness, for Georgia State University’s Department of Communication;
and Atlanta Film Festival.

Presented in association with UCLA Film & Television Archive and supported in part by grants from the Getty Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The series is curated by Allyson Nadia Field, Jan-Christopher Horak, Shannon Kelley, and Jacqueline Stewart.

Opening night at The Plaza Theater.

All other screenings in 205 White Hall, Emory University, 301 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.  Parking available (in order of proximity to White Hall) in the Oxford Road Deck at 1390 Oxford Road, Peavine Deck at 27 Eagle Row, and Fishburne Deck on Fishburne Lane.

PLEASE RSVP HERE

Weekend 1

*with filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis and L.A. Rebellion Tour co-curator Jacqueline Stewart

Friday, October 25 –7:00 pm
A Little Off Mark (Robert Wheaton, 1986)
My Brother’s Wedding (Charles Burnett, 1983)

Introduction:
Alessandra Raengo, Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication, Georgia State University, Coordinator of liquid blackness

Panel: The “L.A. Rebellion” in its historical, cultural and social context, with
Filmmaker and Professor Zeinabu Irene Davis, UC San Diego
Akinyele Umoja, Associate Professor, Chair of African American Studies, Georgia State University;
Makungu Akinyela, Associate Professor, African American Studies, Georgia State University;
Michele Prettyman Beverly, Adjunct Professor, Emory University, Georgia State University

Saturday, October 26, 7:30 pm
Dark Exodus (Iverson White, 1985)
Compensation (Zeinabu irene Davis, 1999)

Q & A with filmmaker Zeinabu Irene Davis and L.A. Rebellion Tour co-curator, Professor Jacqueline Stewart, Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago

The Saturday L.A. Rebellion Tour screening will be preceded by a 4pm screening of Zeinabu irene Davis’s documentary work-in-progress Spirits of Rebellion.

Sunday, October 27, 4:00 pm
A Different Image (Alile Sharon Larkin, 1982), Cycles (Zeinabu irene Davis, 1989), Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite Of Purification (Barbara McCullough, 1979), Grey Area (Monona Wali, 1981)

Q & A with filmmaker Zeinabu Irene Davis and L.A. Rebellion Tour co-curator, Jacqueline Stewart.

 

Weekend 2

* with filmmaker Billy Woodberry and L.A. Rebellion Tour co-curator  Allyson Nadia Field, Assistant Professor, School of Theater, Film and Television, UCLA

Friday, November 1, 7:30 pm
A Day in the Life of Willie Faust, or Death on the Installment Plan (Jamaa Fanaka, 1972),
Emma Mae (Jamaa Fanaka, 1976)

Q & A with filmmaker Billy Woodberry and co-curator Allyson Nadia Field, School of Theater, Film and Television, UCLA

Saturday, November 2, 7:30 pm
The Pocketbook (Billy Woodberry, 1980),
Bless Their Little Hearts (Billy Woodberry, 1984)

Q & A with filmmaker Billy Woodberry and co-curator Allyson Nadia Field

Sunday, November 3, 7:30 pm
Black Art, Black Artists (Elyseo Taylor, 1971),
Four Women (Julie Dash, 1975),
Define (O. Funmilayo Makarah, 1988),
Bellydancing —A History & An Art (Alicia Dhanifu, 1979),
Festival of Mask (Don Amis, 1982)

Welcome by Matthew Bernstein, Professor and Chair of Film and Media Studies Department, Emory University
Introduction by Carol Thompson, Curator of African Art at the High Museum

 

Weekend 3

* with filmmaker and Professor Haile Gerima

Friday, November 15, 7:30 pm
Child of Resistance (Haile Gerima, 1972),
Brick by Brick (Shirikiana Aina, 1982),
L.A. in My Mind (O. Funmilayo Makarah, 2006),
Excerpt from The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing (Carroll Parrott Blue, 2003),
Rain (Melvonna Ballenger, 1978)

Q & A with filmmaker Haile Gerima with Michele Prettyman Beverly

Saturday, November 16, 7:30 pm
Daydream Therapy (Bernard Nicolas, 1977),
Bush Mama (Haile Gerima, 1975) 

Q & A with filmmaker Haile Gerima with Ayoka Chenzira, Founder and Director of Digital Moving Salon, Professor of Comparative Women’s Studies, Spelman College

Sunday, November 17, 7:30 pm
Rich (S. Torriano Berry, 1982),
Shipley Street (Jacqueline Frazier, 1981),
Fragrance (Gay Abel-Bey, 1991),
Your Children Come Back To You (Alile Sharon Larkin, 1979)

 

Weekend 4

* with filmmaker and Professor Larry Clark

Friday, November 22, 7:30 pm
Medea (Ben Caldwell, 1973),
I & I: An African Allegory (Ben Caldwell, 1979),
Ujamii Uhuru Schule Community Freedom School (Don Amis, 1974),
As Above, So Below (Larry Clark, 1973)

Q & A with filmmaker Larry Clark and Michele Prettyman Beverly

Saturday, November 23, 7:30 pm
When It Rains (Charles Burnett, 1995),
Passing Through (Larry Clark, 1977)

Q & A with filmmaker Larry Clark

Sunday, November 24, 7:30 pm
The Diary of an African Nun (Julie Dash, 1977),
Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)

Screening introduced by Folashadé Alao, Assistant Professor, English and African American Studies Departments, University of South Carolina

Concluding panel: L.A. Rebellion and Visual Aesthetics.
Alessandra Raengo, Associate Professor, Dept. of Communication, Georgia State University
Cinque Hicks, Interim Editor of the International Review of African American Art