"One Way or Another: Black Women's Cinema, 1970-1991" assembles dozens of titles, of varying lengths, genres, and countries of origin, spotlighting two decades' worth of provocative,
profound, personal, and political moviemaking..."
- Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice
"...The result is an exhilarating tapestry of voices, some speaking in consort, some resisting consensus. That also describes much of the work in "One Way or Another," which despite its framing feels unbound. There's so much to discover..."
We are thrilled to announce that 17 films distributed by Women Make Movies will be featured in the new BAMCinematek series, "One Way or Another: Black Women's Cinema, 1970-1991." This dynamic program runs February 3rd-23rd, and features acclaimed and award-winning films by Black women film directors. Click here for screening times and tickets.
On the occasion of the recent restoration and re-release of Julie Dash's 1991 masterpiece, BAMcinématek celebrates the black women directors who blazed the trail for that landmark film. The filmmakers represented in this series all worked far outside the mainstream, often with limited resources, overcoming a historically hostile system in order to tell their stories on screen.
Taken together, their work represents a rich history of long-undervalued independent filmmaking. "One Way or Another" is co-programmed by BAMcinématek's Nellie Killian and Michelle Materre; founder, host-producer, Creatively Speaking Film Series; Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film at The New School. Kudos to Michelle Materre who is a WMM board member!
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Two adolescent girls get into a fight at school and are suspended. The incident is the focal point for an examination of racial attitudes within both girls' families as well as institutional racism in school.