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South Dallas Cultural Center presents the 30th Annual Black Women’s Film Festival

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(Dallas, Texas) – In celebration of Black Women’s Month, the South Dallas Cultural Center presents the 30th Annual Black Women’s Film Festival. This weeklong festival features two nights of public screenings, community outreach screening and film workshops for middle school girls. This year’s filmmakers in residence are Chanelle Aponte Pearson and Ryann M Holmes. Tickets are $5 in advance/$10 at the door.

Public Screening Films:

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 7:00pm – Black Box Theater

  • Daughters of the Dust: written and directed Juile Dash – At the dawn of the 20th century, a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina — former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions — suffers a generational split. Talkback led by Angela Ards, Assistant Professor of English at Southern Methodist University.

Friday, March 10, 2017 | 7:30pm- Studio Theater

The Chanelle Pearson Suite – an evening of short films featuring the work of Chanelle Aponte Pearson.

  • So Young So Pretty So White, produced & co-directed by Chanelle Pearson, is a segment from a feature-length documentary that is currently in development the addresses the global practice of skin bleaching.
  • Chef Gaby: decolonizing the kitchen, produced and directed by Chanelle Person, is a short documentary about Gabriela Alvarez, a chef, healer, and activist living and working in Brooklyn.
  • Worry No. 473 of 1000 Worries that a Black Person Should Not Have to Worry About, produced by Chanelle Pearson is a short film made in collaboration with Blackout for Human Rights.
  • Something to Believe, produced by Chanelle Pearson, is a film that addresses the detachment we all battle, when faced with the world’s overwhelming issues.
  • Frenel, produced by Chanelle Pearson, highlights the life and work of a Brooklyn-based milliner.
  • 195 Lewis pilot episode, written, produced and directed by Chanelle Pearson, is your introduction to a group of friends navigating the realities of being Black, queer, and polyamorous in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Ryann Holmes: the work is waking up, produced and directed by Chanelle Pearson, is a short documentary about Ryann Holmes, a community organizer and co-founder of bklyn boihood, a collective of Black and Brown women and transmen working towards reframing and redefining masculinity.

 *Chanelle Person and Ryann Holmes will be in attendance

 Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 7:00pm

  • Free Angela and All Political Prisoners: written and directed Shola Lynch- Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960’s.

Friday, March 1, 2017 | 7:30pm- Studio Theater

Repeat of

The Chanelle Pearson Suite – an evening of short films featuring the work of Chanelle Aponte Pearson.

*Chanelle Person and Ryann Holmes will be in attendance

 The 30th Annual Black Women’s Film Festival is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Screenings for both nights will be held at the

South Dallas Cultural Center

Cost- $10.00 General Admission

          $5.00   Students/Seniors

 Tickets Links

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/daughters-of-the-dust-tickets-32333879504

Daughters of the Dust

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Daughters of the Dust: written and directed Juile Dash – At the dawn of the 20th century, a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina — former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions — suffers a generational split. Talkback led by Angela Ards, Assistant Professor of English at Southern Methodist University.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-angela-and-all-political-prisoners-tickets-32334495346

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chanelle-pearson-suite-tickets-32334216512

The Chanelle Pearson Suite

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The Chanelle Pearson Suite – an evening of short films featuring the work of Chanelle Aponte Pearson.   ●      So Young So Pretty So White, produced & co-directed by Chanelle Pearson, is a segment from a feature-length documentary that is currently in development the addresses the global practice of skin bleaching.   ●      Chef Gaby: decolonizing the kitchen, produced and directed by Chanelle Person, is a short documentary about Gabriela Alvarez, a chef, healer, and activist living and working in Brooklyn.   ●      Worry No. 473 of 1000 Worries that a Black Person Should Not Have to Worry About, produced by Chanelle Pearson is a short film made in collaboration with Blackout for Human Rights.   ●      Something to Believe, produced by Chanelle Pearson, is a film that addresses the detachment we all battle, when faced with the world’s overwhelming issues.   ●      Frenel, produced by Chanelle Pearson, highlights the life and work of a Brooklyn-based milliner.   ●

 

About the Filmmakers in Residence:

Chanelle Aponte Pearson is a Bronx-­bred, Brooklyn-­based visual artist and filmmaker. In 2015, Chanelle was awarded the euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Directors “Live the Dream” grant for the episodic series 195 LEWIS, her directorial debut. The pilot episode first screened at the 2014 BlackStar Film Festival and had its international premiere at the 2016 International Film Festival at Rotterdam. Chanelle also produced the critically acclaimed feature film AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY, which premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.” As chief operating officer, Chanelle also oversees the management and operations of MVMT, a Brooklyn-based film production company.

Ryann Holmes is the co-founder of Bklyn Boihood, whose mission is to spread love through community-building events, music and art while sharing our journey as bois of color who believe in safe spaces, accountable action and self-care.

About the South Dallas Cultural Center:

The South Dallas Cultural Center’s mission is to provide instruction and enrichment in the performing, literary, media and visual arts with emphasis on the African contribution to world
culture.

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