Reel Sisters Film Festival
Join Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company and Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture
Series for a night of great films and lively post-screening conversation.
Film Selections include:
Why Do You Have Black Dolls? by Samantha Knowles
Mariposa by Sherett Gregg
Open Secrets by Faith Kakula
Trumpetistically Clora Bryant by Zeinabue Irene Davis
March 8, 2013,Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The Great Room – South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
General Admission tickets are:
In Advance: $12.00 for one; $20.00 for two
At the Door: $15.00 per person
Discount Tickets for Reel Sisters: $9
USE DISCOUNT CODE: RSGuest
Popcorn and beverages will be served.
For information call: 212.865.2982
About the films:
Trumpetistically Clora Bryant: This film presents a fond and rich portrait of pioneering female jazz trumpeter Clora Bryant, a proponent of West Coast jazz whose early stints with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm led eventually to collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, among others.
Why Do You Have Black Dolls?: Inspired by a question asked of an 8-year old girl, the film explores the history, the beauty, and the pride that is the black doll. Through its characters, a little-known community of black doll enthusiasts, it reveals that the black doll is more than a plaything; it is a cultural artifact that represents the history of the people it depicts.
Open Secrets: Disturbing childhood dreams lead a wiry teen to the “open secrets” in his family.
Mariposa: Living in lies half truths and fake reality have always been the way in this Puerto Rican family when it comes to their dark skin relatives, but when a young girl chooses the latter can this family ever survive?