Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 8pm
Our “How to Resist: Then & Now, Cinema & Politics” series considers the role historic media can play in the process of education and resistance. We explore the ways we can look to the past for models of how to create change today. Each screening features films, a post-screening discussion of each topic, and ways to get involved. The theme for this event is “Art as Protest.”
Films to be screened:
SPIRIT CATCHER – THE ART OF BETYE SAAR 1977 28min
This film probes into the art, the spirit, the symbols, the revelations, the concerns of assemblage artist Betye Saar. She weaves the culture of the Caribbean into her art, as well as liberating stereotyped black images from derogatory contexts. Her art form creates provocative and powerful images.
THE WEAPONS OF GORDON PARKS 1967 28min 16mm:
Words and a camera are the weapons of this famous Negro Life photographer and author. He quotes freely from his autobiography “A Choice of Weapons,” in explaining the effects of boyhood experiences on his present philosophy of life and work.