BlackStar Founder & Artistic Director Maori Holmes Presents: Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See the Stars || 3/12. 6:15PM. LI 048

AmericaGarrett Bradley30Short DocBerekaNesanet Teshager Abegaze7ExperimentalFainting SpellsSky Hopinka11ExperimentalLove Song for Latasha, ASophia Nahli Allison19Short DocOnly When It’s Dark Enough Can You See the StarsCharlotte Brathwaite9ExperimentalTKeisha Rae Witherspoon14Short Narrative https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUOYI-XZSX8 America (2019) by Garrett Bradley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TtiMN9KQWc A Love Song for Latasha (2019) by Sophia Nahli Allison https://vimeo.com/288207930 Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See the Stars … Continue reading BlackStar Founder & Artistic Director Maori Holmes Presents: Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See the Stars || 3/12. 6:15PM. LI 048

BlackStar Founder & Director MAORI HOLMES Presents: Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See the Stars || 3/12, 6:15PM, LI 048

This screening program from the 2019 BlackStar Film Festival offers a series of cinematic love letters, short films that reclaim and retell the lives of individuals and communities with deep reverence and formal innovation. Our title comes from playwright Charlotte Brathwaite’s short film which is itself drawn from the comments of Martin Luther King, Jr. … Continue reading BlackStar Founder & Director MAORI HOLMES Presents: Only When It’s Dark Enough Can You See the Stars || 3/12, 6:15PM, LI 048

African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) Distributes Paulin Vieyra 7-DVD Box Set

Paulin Vieyra 7-DVD Box Set Available from African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF). This set includes Paulin Vieyra classics: Afrique sur Seine, Birago Diop, Môl, L’Envers du Décor – Ousmane Sembène: The Making of Ceddo, A Nation is Born, Lamb and Iba N’Diaye and a catalog of detailed history, timelines, highlights, testimonials and more.

BFC/A’s Archival Assistant Audrey Hood reflects on creating a Paulin Vieyra Pop-up Exhibit for our September 5-6 Workshop

Guest post by Audrey Hood, BFCA Archival Assistant The BFC/A recently hosted a two-day workshop on Paulin S. Vieyra, the renowned pioneer of post-colonial African film. Paulin’s son and president of PSVFilms, Stéphane Vieyra, spent the week at IU touring repositories, visiting classes, and participating in the workshop. During the preparation for the workshop, my … Continue reading BFC/A’s Archival Assistant Audrey Hood reflects on creating a Paulin Vieyra Pop-up Exhibit for our September 5-6 Workshop

ONCE HAUNTED: FILMS AND CONVERSATION, SEPT 14, 2019 at 7PM IU Cinema #DIRECTEDBYWOMEN

Once Haunted is a two-part series examining the idea of haunting, both as a multifaceted trope of desire, physical ruins, loss, fear and social change, as well as a citation from specific genres of horror and surrealism.  Conversation will follow the screening. Curated by Sarah Lasley formerly of Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design … Continue reading ONCE HAUNTED: FILMS AND CONVERSATION, SEPT 14, 2019 at 7PM IU Cinema #DIRECTEDBYWOMEN

Fear of a Bleak Planet: Rapping About Race, Poverty, and the Environment

In conjunction with  the College of Art and Sciences' Themester focus on "Sustain.ability: Thriving on a Small Planet," the Archives of African American Music and Culture is sponsoring a panel discussion/exhibit opening reception,  Fear of a Bleak Planet: Rapping About Race, Poverty, and the Environment on Monday, Oct. 4th, 5-7pm. Fear of a Bleak Planet: … Continue reading Fear of a Bleak Planet: Rapping About Race, Poverty, and the Environment