Pass The Popcorn: L.A. Rebellion Black Cinema Series
In commemoration of Black History Month, NYC’s Museum of The Moving Image presents “L.A. Rebellion: Creating A New Black Cinema.” The series, organized by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, will focus on various films and shorts from a period known as the ‘UCLA Rebellion’. The story of the movement is described as:
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. Now referred to as L.A. Rebellion, these mostly unheralded artists, including Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Larry Clark, Haile Gerima, Billy Woodberry, and many others, 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.
Works from Larry Clarke, Zeinabu Irene Davis, Julie Dash, Funmilayo Marakah will be screened alongside other filmmakers who attended UCLA from the 60s to the 80s and created alternative cinematic narratives. Check out the website for all the details.