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L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema—Symposium

Fragrance (1991)
November 12, 2011 - 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

This one-day symposium organized by Allyson Nadia Field (UCLA) and Jacqueline Stewart (Northwestern University) is the first of its kind dedicated to the L.A. Rebellion, a key artistic movement of African American and African filmmakers who studied at UCLA between the late 1960s and the early 1980s. Presented in conjunction with the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s groundbreaking film exhibition, “L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema,” the symposium will reflect upon the rich and diverse work of these artists—including Charles Burnett, Ben Caldwell, Larry Clark, Julie Dash, Zeinabu irene Davis, Jamaa Fanaka, Jacqueline Frazier, Haile Gerima, Alile Sharon Larkin, Barbara McCullough and Billy Woodberry, among more than 40 others—who engaged in an unprecedented collective effort to re-imagine Black images in cinema. Attendees at this FREE event will also have the opportunity to see rarely-viewed footage that is being preserved by the Archive. For more information.