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Anti-Racism Book & Film Series: FILM SERIES

Monthly Book Club
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  • Join for a film and discussions
  • Listen to panel conversations from previous sessions.
  • Choose your next film from the list of filmography

SPRING 2021 SCREENINGS: ANTI-BLACK RACISM FILM

WEDNESDAY _ Registration, Screenings & Panel Discussions
All Events will be Hosted on Zoom at 7-9pm Eastern Stand Time (EST.) 
Zoom Links will be Sent via Email with Registration Confirmation.

 

Feb 17 @ 7-9pm: Blue Line  Registration

Feb 24 @ 7-9pm:  '63 Boycott  Registration

March 10  @ 7-9pm: The Uncomfortable Truth Registration

March 24 @ 7-9pm:  This Ain't Normal  Registration 

April 7  @ 7-9pm: Love & Solidarity: James Lawson & Nonviolence In The Search For Workers' Rights Registration

April 21 @ 7-9pm: Day One  Registration

May 5 @ 7-9pm: Adios Amore  Registration

Wednesday, Feb 17 @ 7-9pm

Blue Line (2021)
HGSE _ Black History Month Film Screening with Panel Presentation 

Panel:
Terrell D. Perkins- Director 
Anthony "Bam" Sutton Writer/Cinematographer/Editor 
Shawnice Rogers - Ronda Elliot 
Bryan Dromerhauser -Vic Wilson 
Kareem Tyson - Lance Adams 
Linda Bononno - Reporter 
Moderator: Samantha Fletcher, EdM '21, TIE, Equity & Inclusion Fellow 

Movie teaser at www.downtownnewarkfilmclub.com 
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CIb0205FoMt/?igshid=9lo7uqy5p321
Wednesday, Feb 24 @ 7-9pm 

'63 Boycott (2017)  

Panel:
Barbara Fields, Historian, Columbia University
Donna Bivens, Executive Director, Union of Minority Neighborhoods

Connects the massive 1963 Chicago Public Schools boycott to contemporary issues around race, 
education, school closings, and youth activism. 

Bullfrog Films: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/63boy.html
Bullfrog Films may be found on Harvard's Streaming Platform, Docuseek. 
Wednesday, March 10 @ 7-9pm 

The Uncomfortable Truth (2017) 

Panel:
Loki Mulholland, Film Director
Tamara Lanier, ancestor and leader in Coalition to Free Renty. 
A daguerreotype of Renty, an enslaved person is in the Harvard Peabody Museum.
https://www.harvardfreerenty.com/ 

Loki Mulholland, the son of famous Civil Rights Activist, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, 
grapples with his family’s deep roots in racism as he unearth’s his family’s history 
and the truth behind their slave-owning past. Together with Luvaghn Brown, 
a Freedom Rider and activist, Loki explores the United States’ institutions of racism 
that continue to haunt our country today through his very personal journal. 
“The Uncomfortable Truth” is an unapologetic film that lays bare what we all need to 
understand about each other with an open and honest dialogue on race and society. 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkQU7Y7fTIA 
Taylor Street Films: https://www.alignable.com/lehi-ut/taylor-street-films
Wednesday, March 24 @ 7-9pm 

This Ain't Normal  (2018)
*Please note that due to licensing issues, we are not able to obtain the entire film.
*We will be showing section of the film with discussion by the film production team.
*To watch the film before the discussion, please go to YouTube: https://youtu.be/EX6Roh5NARM 

Panel:
Rudy Hypolite, Director/Producer 
Donald Osgood Sr. – Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist       
Dennis G. Wilson – Co-Producer            
Malik Williams – Music Composer

FILM: https://www.kreateabuzzdocfilms.com
FILM For Individual Viewing:  https://youtu.be/EX6Roh5NARM 
Harvard Gazette Article: (here)
Wednesday, April 7 @ 7-9pm

Love & Solidarity: James Lawson & Nonviolence In The Search For Workers' Rights (2016) 

Panel:
Melissa Bartholomew, Associated Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Harvard Divinity

An exploration of nonviolence and organizing through the life and teachings of Rev. James Lawson. 
Bullfrog Films: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/love.htmlBullfrog Films may be found on Harvard's Streaming Platform, Docuseek 
Wednesday, April 21 @ 7-9pm

Day One (2019)

Panel:
TBA

Traumatized Middle Eastern and African teen refugees are guided through a program of healing by devoted educators at 
a unique St. Louis public school for refugees only.

Bullfrog Films: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/day.html
Bullfrog Films may be found on Harvard's Streaming Platform, Docuseek  
Wednesday, May 5 @ 7-9pm 

Adios Amor (2018) 

Panel:
TBA

An award-winning new film documenting the search for a hero that history forgot. 
Maria Moreno, the first farm worker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer. 
A migrant mother who sacrificed everything but her twelve kids in the passionate 
pursuit of justice for farmworkers.

GoodDocs: https://gooddocs.net/collections/new-releases/products/adios-amor 

FALL 2020 SCREENINGS: ANTI-BLACK RACISM FILM

Friday Screenings and Panel Discussions

BLACK PANTHER 
XXXX CANCELLED XXXX
(with apologies and regret for cancellation)
Oct 2 at 12:00 - 1:00pm (EST) 
Beloved Streets of America 
Panel in conversation with:
Melvin White, Beloved Streets of America
Bob Glover, JustFlix Project
David Harris, Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute
Recording of event: (here)

Oct 9 at 7:00-9:00 pm (EST) 
Unapologetic (2020) 
Panel in conversation with:
Director Ashley O'Shay
FILM: https://kartemquin.com/films/unapologetic
October 23 at 7:00-9:00pm (EST)
63 Boycott
Panel in conversation with: 
Director: Gordon Quinn
FILM: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/63boy.html
Nov 6 at 7:00-9:00pm (EST) 
First Rainbow Coalition (2019) 
Panel in conversation with: 
Director:Ray Santisteban
FILM: Good Docs (here)
Nov 20 at 7:00-9:00pm (EST)
AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock
Panel in conversation with: (TBA)
Director: Josh Fox, James Spione, Myron Dewey
FILM: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/awake.html

SUMMER 2020: NEW BLACK CINEMA

ANTI-BLACK RACISM DOCUMENTARY FILMS

July 28:  Gentrification (2020)
In conversation with:
Director:  Terrell Perkins
Director of Photography: Bam Sutton
Writer: Valentino Jefferson
Actor: David Arquila
Moderator: Quentin Harris
VIEW THE RECORDING OF THE FILM MAKERS' CONVERSATION ON JULY 29, 2020: (HERE)
FILM:  https://vimeo.com/437853435
August 4:  This Ain't Normal  (2018)
Director: Rudy Hypolite
1 hr 42 mins
In conversation with:
Rudy Hypolite, Director/Producer 
Donald Osgood Sr. – Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist       
Dennis G. Wilson – Co-Producer            
Malik Williams – Music Composer
Host/Moderator: David Harris
FILM: https://www.kreateabuzzdocfilms.com
FILM SCREENING THROUGH: www.swank.com
WATCH CONVERSATION FROM TUESDAY, AUG 4 (here)
WATCH CONVERSATION FROM THURSDAY, AUG 13 (here)
Harvard Gazette Article: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/08/harvard-av-tech-chronicles-lives-of-boston-gang-members-in-new-doc/
August 11:  Do Not Resist (2016)
Director: Craig Atkinson
90 mins
In conversation with:
PaneL: Justin Hansford, Professor of Law, Howard University
Host/Moderator: David Harris
Host/Moderator: Clio Gates
Film:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcZ1HvdPEEk
Film Education Packet & DVD: http://www.rocoeducational.com/do_not_resist
Short Film by Craig Atkinson:  "Conditioned Response" (here)
August 18:   River City Drumbeat (2019)
Directors: Marlon Johnson & Anne Flatté 
95 mins
In conversation with:
Host/Moderator: Jo Persad
Host/Moderator: Hamilton Brooks
FILM: Good Docs (here)
Watch conversation from August 18 (here) _ Coming
August 25:  First Rainbow Coalition (2019)
Director:Ray Santisteban 
thefirstrainbowcoaliktionfim.com
55 mins
In conversation with:
Director/Producer: Ray Santisteban
Panelist:  Ashley O'Shay, director of Unapologetic  
Host/Moderator: Jo Persad
FILM: Good Docs (here)
FILM: PBS Films:  https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/the-first-rainbow-coalition/
Watch conversation from August 25 (here)

FILMOGRAPHY

Bullfrog Films may be found on Harvard's Streaming Platform , Docuseek.

Future suggestions from American Black Film Festival
https://www.abff.com/2020-films/

The Prison Within
Director Katherin Hervey 
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/aug/25/the-prison-within-san-quentin-katherin-harvey

Unapologetic (2020)
Director Ashley O'Shay
https://kartemquin.com/films/unapologetic

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Director: Shaka King
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4Q9Qmq1lu8

Always in Season
Director: Jacqueline Olive
Good Docs (here)

A Man and His Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story
Director: Cameron Washington 
Good Docs (here)

Agents of Change
Director: Abby Ginzberg, Frank R. Dawson
https://www.amdoc.org/watch/agents-change/ 

AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock
Director: Josh Fox, James Spione, Myron Dewey
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/awake.html

63 Boycott
Director: Gordon Quinn
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/63boy.html

John Lewis: Get In The Way
Director: Kathleen Dowdey
54 minutes 
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/jlew.html

The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature
Director: Michael Nagler, PhD
44 minutes
http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/thar.html