Spirits of Rebellion: Black Film From UCLA
2016, Zeinabu irene Davis, USA, 100 min.
- Sat, Aug 27th 3:00pm
"Davis’ film is not only deeply informative, but hugely inspiring... cultural amnesia and dedicated erasure can make it seem like resistance has been scant and creativity in the face of staggering obstacles a non-starter. SPIRITS proves just how false those notions are." — Ernest Hardy, Crave
“LA Rebellion” is the name given to the important movement that arose in the Ethno-communications Program at UCLA in the late 1960s and that sought to forge an alternative to Hollywood for filmmakers of color. Director Davis, herself a graduate of the program, provides a lively inside look at the diverse group of filmmakers, teachers, and social-historical factors behind the movement, with illuminating excerpts and interviews from such groundbreaking directors as Charles Burnett, Larry Clark, Julie Dash, Jamaa Fanaka, Haile Gerima, Barbara McCullough, and Bill Woodberry. (MR)
This is a family-friendly film.
AUGUST 27: Director Zeinabu irene Davis will be present for audience discussion.