EVENT: Black Women’s Film Conference
DATE: Sun, March 17, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
COST: $15 General ($13 for Members)
The inaugural Black Women’s Film Conference will convene Black women from all over the country to screen work, exchange filmmaking strategies, and build community. Offering a space that centers Black women’s voices and experiences, this conference provides a vital alternative to a white, male-dominated film industry. Featuring screenings, talkbacks, and roundtables in a mix of intimate and communal spaces, the conference explores the current landscape of Black women’s cinema and the intersections of history, film theory, filmmaking, and political action.
The Black Women’s Film Conference is co-organized with The New Negress Film Society, a core collective of Black women filmmakers whose priority is to create community and spaces of support, exhibition, and consciousness-raising. Now active for four years, the group is formed by Chanelle Aponte Pearson, Frances Bodomo, Dyani Douze, Ja’Tovia Gary, and Stefani Saintonge, and focuses primarily on works that break boundaries in film politically and artistically. Womanist in their content and experimental in form, these are often some of the most challenging works for a marginalized filmmaker to create and distribute. The collective has presented at institutions including the Brooklyn Museum, Anthology Film Archive, Hammer Museum, Cooper Union, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Afrikana Independent Film Festival, NY Media Center, Indiana University Cinema, and the South Dallas Cultural Center.
VENUE: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens, NY 11101 USA