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Free Screening of Bush Mama

Inspired by seeing a Black woman in Chicago evicted in winter, Haile Gerima blends narrative fiction, documentary, surrealism, and political modernism in his unflinching story about a pregnant welfare recipient in Watts, Los Angeles. Featuring the magnetic Barbara O. Jones as Dorothy, Bush Mama is an unrelenting and powerfully moving look at the realities of inner-city poverty and systemic disenfranchisement of African Americans. (Haile Gerima, 1975, 16 mm, 97 minutes)

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  • Dunori V. P.

    Loved the movie. I found myself comparing it to the other films by Gerima I've seen, which so far is just Adwa & Sankofa, and I think I may like this one best. Thanks again Stephanie.

    March 11, 2013

    • Dunori V. P.

      Ooops, one more I saw was Teza. Possibly liking Bush Mama better still applies.

      March 11, 2013

  • Linda

    Really well made. I would suggest a few tweaks but overall it was great. Too bad the director could not attend.

    March 10, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Just a quick note...there is no screening in this series for next week. The next film will be Daughters of the Dust on Saturday March 23. I won't be hosting/greeting but I'll see you all on March 30 for Passing Through.

    March 10, 2013

  • Stephanie

    It was such a lovely day outside..I am grateful to those who came out today. Thank you.

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm running too late to make it.

    March 10, 2013

    • Stephanie

      No worries. See you next time.

      March 10, 2013

  • Stephanie

    I'm here and awaiting your arrival. Blue denim jacket, pink scarf and sunglasses.

    March 10, 2013

  • Crystal

    Sorry guys. It's just too nice to be inside a theater today.

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Greetings . I am so happy to see that some of you will be coming out to enjoy today's screening. There is no RSVP or ticket required, however you must be there early in order to secure your seat. The theater does not allow seat saving either. We will be able to enter the theater at 4 PM. I intend to be there by 3:30. The theater is in the East Building of the National Art Gallery on the Concourse Level. Hit me when you arrive. [masked]
    Steph

    March 10, 2013

  • Richard E.

    Last minute change forced me to cancel :( Please let me know how the movie is, friends!

    March 6, 2013

  • Jermaine

    I will make this one!

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all - I am looking forward to seeing this again. Filmed in 1975 and it has become an increasing reality in urban and rural cities.

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Michele S.

    I love Haile Gerima's work, and i haven't seen this film since 2001. S I am excited about screening it again.

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • Jason S

    Look forward to it!

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Richard E.

    Yes Stephanie, thanks for getting the film showings together. The RSVP response to the event for March 3rd shows that people are interested in these films.

    FYI these movies are part of the flim series "L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema" at the Gallery. There won't be a showing on the 17th but there will be ones on the 23rd and 30th and continuing into April. http://www.nga.gov/programs/film/LArebellion.shtm

    2 · March 1, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    I'm a big fan of Haile Gerima (not just as a filmmaker, but also a public speaker & entreprenuer) and I've been wanting to see this for a long time so I actually took a day off work to go to this. Thanks Stephanie; can't wait to see the movie.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Greetings . I am so happy to see that some of you will be coming out to enjoy these films. There is no RSVP or ticket required, however you must be there early in order to secure your seat. The theater does not allow seat saving either. I intend to be there at 3:15-3:30. Feel free to hit me and I'll send you my number so we can link up.

    February 24, 2013

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