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 -Vic Wilson Kareem Tyson - Lance Adams Linda - Reporter Moderator: Samantha Fletcher, '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 Hollis Record (access with Harvard Key) Post Screening Conversation: https://guides.library.harvard.edu/c.php?g=310623&p=2072424.
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 Post Screening Conversation: https://youtu.be/Btsa_me84L0
Wednesday, March 24 @ 7-9pm This Ain't Normal (2018) *Please rent on the following platforms: Panel: Rudy Hypolite, Director/Producer Donald Osgood Sr. – Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist Dennis G. Wilson – Co-Producer Natasha Carrington _ Advisor, Mother, Community Member FILM: https://www.kreateabuzzdocfilms.com FILM For Individual Viewing: https://youtu.be/EX6Roh5NARM Harvard Gazette Article: (here) Post Screening Conversation: Coming
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 Don Abram, Pride in the Pews: https://www.prideinthepews.com/ An exploration of nonviolence and organizing through the life and teachings of Rev. James Lawson. Bullfrog Films: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/love.html Films may be found Harvard Library Access in Hollis Catalogue (Harvard Key Required) Post Screening Conversation: https://youtu.be/oFVTE38XMPE
Wednesday, April 28 @ 7-9pm Day One (2019) Panel: Divya Anand, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Senior Faculty, Cambridge College Deborah A. Drennan, Chief Executive Officer, Freedom House Detroit Hellen Zziwa, Harvard REACH Team Member and Director of Strategy and Engineering at HUIT 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 Hollis Record (Access through Harvard Key) Post Screening Conversation: Coming.
Wednesday, May 5 @ 7-9pm Adios Amor (2018) Panel: Yareli Castro Sevilla, HGSU member and PhD student in American Studies Doris Reina-Landaverde, who is a Harvard custodial worker and TPS holder (and MAJOR organizer on campus 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 Post Screening Conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yiwkab5BY4U
Wednesday, May 26 @ 7-9pm Black Barbershops and Salons: Neighborhood Oasis (Early Production Preview) Gentrification and the COVID-19 pandemic are only two of the most pressing challenges threatening the historic, community oasis of Black barbershops and hair salons in demographically changing Boston. Humorous, serious and spirited discussions take place in these multi-purpose establishments, which have served as the lifeblood of Black communities over decades. Film Preview: https://www.kreateabuzzdocfilms.com/about-2 Post Screening Panel: Rudy Hypolite, Director Erinn Pearson: CC co-founder and owner of Simply Erinn Unisex Hair Salon Robin Reed (MD, MBA): CC Faculty, Strategic Planning Committee Member Dorla White-Simpson (MA): CC Community Leadership Committee, Strategic Planning Committee Maurice "Mo" Chatelier, Owner of Chatees Barbershop in Stoughton James Jette, patron of Chatees Barbershop Latoshi "Cookie" Johnson, Owner of Cookie's Hair Creations in Roxbury Spenser Wayne Steele, barber and son of owner of O'Aces Barbershop in Roxbury Coach Dennis Wilson, Co-Producer
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
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)
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