A Day With(out) Art

A Day With(out) ArtNovember 30, 20176_30 PMColumbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St. CMA invites you to a special lm screening of ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS to mark Day With(ou

We are ecstatic to announce our partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art for a special lm screening of ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS to mark A Day With(out) Art on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6:30pm. Films by Cheryl Dunye, Kia LaBeija, and Thomas Allen Harris, among numerous others, will be featured. This is in celebration and honor of World AIDS Day.

Visual AIDS started A Day With(out) in 1989 as a day of mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis. This year, Visual AIDS commissioned seven artists to create short videos that prioritize Black narratives. Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockeet, the program consists of videos by Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye & Ellen Spiro, Reina Gosset, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona McClodden, and Brontez Purnell. To introduce the films and to give voice to those impacted by the ongoing epidemic, CMA partnered with Black Chick Media and the Columbus Black International Film Festival; CATCO; Creative Control Fest; Equitas Health; Planned Parenthood; and Stonewall Columbus.

Black Chick Media along with the Columbus Black International Film Festival will introduce the film The Labyrinth by Tiona Nekkia McClodden.

Please come out and support. The event is free; however, registration is recommended. Visit http://bit.ly/2jfkzIC or call 614.629.0359 to RSVP.

 

Queen Sugar at TriBeCa

Can’t make it to Urbanworld Film Festival on 9/23 to see Ava DuVernay, Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, and episodes 209 & 210 director Julie Dash?  While that is indeed tragic, don’t worry because you’ll have another chance!  You can catch some of the cast and crew at the Tribeca TV Festival on 9/24.

Tickets on-sale now: https://tribecafilm.com/TVfestival

NYC Queen Sugar Event!

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Founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, the Urbanworld Film Festival is one of the largest internationally competitive festivals of its kind.  Urbanworld advances the inclusion and impact of diverse content creators by providing a platform that highlights storytelling from around the world and fosters a community of distinct voices.

As a five-day festival, it is anchored in film, and showcases narrative and documentary features, short films, spotlight screenings and conversations, and live staged screenplay readings.

So, what better opportunity to screen the Mid-Season premiere of Queen Sugar?!  NYC this is your chance to join Ava DuVernay, Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, and episodes 209 & 210 director Julie Dash on 9/23.

Buy tickets at urbanworld.org/2017/queen-sugar

 

 

Drum Roll Please…

What a fantastic film festival weekend.  Congratulations to all filmmakers who presented at the first annual Columbus Black International Film Festival!  What a great addition to the city’s creative landscape.  If you’re a part of the local Black creative community, I don’t have to tell you about the unequal representation, unfairness in grant-making, and downright ignorance and lack of support for our artistic endeavors; so, having an entire weekend event dedicated to Black Excellence was not only needed, but more than welcome.  Bravo Cristyn Steward.  We can’t wait to see what CBIFF 2018 brings.

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