May 7, 2011 – “Lucky” to appear in The Links 2011 Women of African Descent Film Festival

4 May

2011 Women of African Descent Film Festival
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Long Island University: Brooklyn Campus (Flatbush and Dekalb Avenues)

Media Arts Center: Spike Lee Screening Room. Program begins at 10am
10:00 Youth Program
Bed-Stuy: Do or Buy? Dir. Negesti Cantave, 9 min
A Look Through My Eyes, Dir. Shalaun Nelson, 9 mins
The Color of Love, Dir. Zakiyyah Bowles, 8 min
What is Black? 18 min
A Simple Life, Dir. Ashley Christopher, 13 min
Me, Myself and Yolette, Dir. Sushana Dubriel, 11 min

11: 25 Retrospective: Documentary and Narrative Films
Assata: A Reflection of Freedom, Dir. Amanda Pickens, 2007, 37 mins
Dollar Van, Dir. Ekwa Msangi-Omari, 2004, 17mins

12: 30 – 1:00 Reception
1:00 – 1:15 Remarks and Introductions

Link Yvonne Presha (l) and filmmaker Olu Gittens (r)

Retrospective: Narrative Film
1: 15 Lucky, Dir. Olufunmilayo Gittens, 2000, 27mins
Followed by a filmmaker Q&A

1:50 New: Short Films
Drums of Amura, Dir. Priscilla Anany-Williams, 10 min
A Love Supreme, Dir. Evan James Houston, Prod. Charlene Reese, 8 min 30sec
White – Dir. A. Sayeeda Clark, 15 mins
Followed by a filmmaker Q&A

2:40 Retrospective: Short Documentary Films
All Our Sons- Fallen Heroes of 9/11, Dir. Lillian Benson, 2004, 28mins
Ocoee: Legacy of the Election Day Massacre, Dir. Bianca White, 2002, 27 mins
Followed by a filmmaker Q&A

3:40 Retrospective: Short Films
A Clean Woman, Dir. Yibo KoKo, 2008, 12mins
Snapped, Dir. Joie Lee, 2001, 5 min
Sistahs in the Name of Love, Dir. Kena Tangi Dorsey, 2007, 21 min

4:20 New: Documentary Film
Rainbow Town, Dir. Lauren Selmon Roberts, 1 hr. 16 min
Followed by a filmmaker Q&A

5:45 Retrospective: Feature Film
My Girlfriends Back, Dir Stephen Ayroloomi Produced by Tangi Miller, 2009, 90 mins

7:15 – New: Short Films
Rendez-Vous, Dir. Annie Bénichou Macdonald, 6mins
In Between, Dir. Nadine Valcin, 8 mins
Why Am I Not Married, Dir. Alex Gardener, Written by Chantell Christopher, 15 min
Ezili, Dir. Adia Tamar Whitaker, 8 min


The Links, Inc.

Brooklyn Arts Council


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