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LA REBELLION Film Fest Kicks Off This Saturday - Email Me if You Plan To Go

From: Mike D.
Sent on: Friday, January 4, 2013 11:08 AM

Hi:

I'll be at the majority of these screenings.  email me at [address removed] if you plan to attend.  Would be great to see you.

 

Mike

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In the late 1960s, in the aftermath of the Watts Uprising and against the backdrop of the continuing Civil Rights Movement and the escalating Vietnam War, a group of African and African American students entered the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, as part of an "Ethno-Communications" initiative designed to be responsive to communities of color (also including Asian, Chicano and Native American communities). Now referred to as the L.A. Rebellion, these mostly unheralded artists created a unique cinematic landscape, as-over the course of two decades-students arrived, mentored one another and passed the torch to the next group.

Dozens of filmmakers have been identified as part of the L.A. Rebellion movement and the initiative has grown into a massive effort to bring to light the contributions of these first generations of Black UCLA film students.

For four consecutive Saturdays in January, International House and Scribe Video Center will showcase three dozen films by the filmmakers of the LA Rebellion. At the Ibrahim Theater,  3701 Chestnut Street. Admission is $9.00 for each 2 hour program.  Admission is free for members of International House.  Individual memberships are just $60, so a membership pays for itself if you plan on attending more than 7 events.

This Saturday, Julie Dash's DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST screens at 2pm.
The late Jamaa Fanaka's restored version of EMMA MAE (1975) screens at 5pm and Billy Woodbury's seldom-seen masterpiece BLESS THEIR LITTLE HEARTS will screen at 8pm.

For more details visit http://ihousephilly.org/film

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