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Directors: Sam Pollard, Geeta Gandbhir
We begin on February 15 with the news and documentary Emmy award-winning film, Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power (Sam Pollard & Geeta Gandbhir, 2022). The passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 represented not the culmination of the Civil Rights Movement, but the beginning of a new, crucial chapter. Nowhere was this next battle better epitomized than in Lowndes County, Alabama, a rural, impoverished town with a vicious history of racist terrorism. In a town that was 80 percent Black but had zero Black voters, laws were just paper without power. Through first-person accounts and searing archival footage, the documentary tells the story of the local movement and young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizers who fought not just for voting rights, but for Black Power in Lowndes County.
February 21, 2024
Buffalo vs. Northern Illinois
Tickets can be purchased here - Student tickets are free!
February 22, 2024
420 Capen Hall, North Campus
March 1, 2024
8:30am - 2:30pm
Center for Tomorrow
Directors: Brewster, Michèle Stephenson
We welcome Sundance Grand Jury prize winner Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project (Joe Brewster & Michèle Stephenson, 2023). The film pushes the boundaries of biographical documentary film to reveal the enduring influence of one of America’s greatest living artists and social commentators. The film reckons with the inevitable passing of time through a collision of memories, moments in American history, live readings, and visually innovative treatments of Giovanni’s poetry.
Director: Jean Carlomusto
With Special Guests Esther Newton and Jean Carlomusto
We welcome pioneering cultural anthropologist Esther Newton and filmmaker Jean Carlomusto to join us in person to screen Esther Newton Made Me Gay, 2022. The film tells the story of Newton's career, awakening to gay life in the 1950’s, the women’s liberation movement and lesbian-feminism, drag culture, and forging a butch identity, which for her is now in conversation with trans-masculinity. Keenly attuned to the cultural and societal forces that shaped her life, Esther guides us through an anthropology of herself that includes her love of dogs and the sport of competitive dog agility.