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L.A. Rebellion: Daughters of the Dust/ Filmmaker Julie Dash in Person- Free!!!

  • May 21, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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The first American feature directed by an African American woman to receive a general theatrical release, Julie Dash's 1991 masterpiece announced a formidable new talent with its masterful interplay of mise en scène, symbolic markers and magical realist gestures. Set in 1902, the film focuses on an extended family of Gullah, descendants of African captives who escaped the slave trade to live on islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia. On the verge of moving the entire family to the American mainland, the many members of the Peazant clan clash over the meaning and implications of this crossing. Named to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 2004, Daughters of the Dust eloquently frames questions that have preoccupied many independent filmmakers of Dash's generation: the place of family and tradition in ameliorating historical wrongs, the hope of spiritual escape from a history of trauma, and the elusive possibility of finding deliverance together.

 

 

Preceded by:

The Diary of an African Nun
(Julie Dash, 1977, digibeta, 15 min)

Adapted from a short story by Alice Walker, this early short by Julie Dash anticipates Daughters of the Dust in its intensity, graphic simplicity, and the remarkable, pantomimed performance of star Barbara O. Jones.
Preservation funded in part with a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

 

***PLEASE NOTE***:Reserve your seats at: http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/...

 


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  • Tracey

    Every time I see this movie, it gets better and better...the bonus was seeing Julie Dash in person. Thanks to all who made it out last night, it was good to see you. And special thanks to SC for holding seats for us . You guys are the best!!!

    May 22, 2013

  • Brandi F.

    I'm coming from downtown on te train and have to get back home to oak park. How far is this away from the train station?

    May 21, 2013

    • Tracey

      The Green line is not too far away on 55th/Garfield.

      May 21, 2013

  • Tracey

    Hi everybody, I should be at the theatre by 6:45p. I'm wearing a black top and blue jeans. As an FYI physical tickets will not be required at this event, if you reserved a seat, your name will be listed on the reservation list. I'll have a meetup sign, but call me if you have questions or can't locate our group. [masked]=7276. I will turn off my phone before the movie starts at 7p. Look forward to seeing you there.

    May 21, 2013

  • Carolyn O

    Got stuck in traffic. Will not be able to make it. Called the theatre and cancel my reservation. Hope to meet the group on the next event.

    May 21, 2013

  • Brandi F.

    I'm coming from downtown on te train and have to get back home to oak park. How far is this away from the train station?

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Reserved my ticket yesterday!

    May 19, 2013

  • Myrna

    I thought it was free if not how much are the tickets. Myrna

    May 14, 2013

    • Tracey

      The event is free, but I would recommend reserving a seat in case it gets packed the day of the show.

      May 14, 2013

  • Brandi F.

    Just reserved my seats

    May 13, 2013

  • Carol P.

    Yes I will see you there. I am already registered

    May 7, 2013

  • Tracey

    Hi all, reserve your seats at: http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/categories/film

    May 6, 2013

  • Paige

    Good stuff. I got to see this in college. Such wonderful symbolism and storytelling.

    3 · May 5, 2013

    • Arika T A.

      Likewise...as an undergrad at Xavier University in New Orleans. It truly changed my outlook on Africans in America...and Black culture within America. It is one of my favorite movies.

      May 6, 2013

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