Jacqueline Stewart on L.A. Rebellion Shorts II

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 52 minutes

Jacqueline Stewart on L.A. Rebellion Shorts II

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 52 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Black History Month

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Noted film scholar and series co-curator Jacqueline Stewart offers an introductory talk on the L.A. Rebellion restoration project prior to the screening of our second shorts programme.

Noted film scholar Jacqueline Stewart, who was one of the curators of the L.A. Rebellion series in its original incarnation at UCLA , offers an overview of the labour of love behind the L.A. Rebellion project, with a particular focus on the restoration of four provocative and visionary shorts — A Different Image, Cycles, Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification and Grey Area — which will be screened immediately following Professor Stewart's lecture.

Films in Jacqueline Stewart on L.A. Rebellion Shorts II

    • A Different Image
    • Alile Sharon Larkin
    • Yearning to be recognized for more than her physical attributes, an African American woman living away from her family in Los Angeles aspires to a relationship where romance is not a factor, seeking someone who can "see her as she is" rather than see only what he wants to see.

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    • Cycles
    • Zeinabu Irene Davis
    • Anxiously awaiting her overdue period, a woman performs African-based rituals of purification as director Zeinabu Irene Davis combines beautifully intimate still and moving images with playful stop-motion sequences.

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    • Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification
    • Barbara McCullough
    • Made in collaboration with performer Yolanda Vidato, Water Ritual #1 examines Black women's ongoing struggle for spiritual and psychological space through a series of symbolic, improvisational acts that reclaim sites of urban blight as consecrated ground.

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    • Grey Area
    • Monona Wali
    • From yuppies to Black Panthers, several members of a blighted neighbourhood debate the causes and experience the stresses of cyclical poverty, as a monolithic bank commissions a film about its own supposedly good work in the community.

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