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Reel Sisters Film Festival

March 7, 2013

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Female Griots on the Reel — A Night Celebrating Women Independent Filmmakers

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.

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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

Purchase tickets:

Femalegriotsonthereel.eventbrite.com

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?

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