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Frame By Frame: Senior Programmer Shari Frilot Lists 12 Groundbreaking Projects from the Sundance Film Festival and New Frontier

Shadow and Act By Shari Frilot | Shadow and Act August 14, 2014 at 7:00PM

Shari Frilot, senior film programmer of the Sundance Film Festival and chief curator of the Sundance New Frontier program, curates a list of groundbreaking projects to come through the Festival, as well as projects that represent what New Frontier is about and the range of works that they show.
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If you've been following our ongoing series Frame By Frame, you know that we recently spoke with Shari Frilot, senior film programmer of the Sundance Film Festival and chief curator of the Sundance New Frontier program.

As a bonus to that conversation, Shari has curated a list of groundbreaking projects to come through the Festival, as well as projects that represent what New Frontier is about and the range of works that they show.

FESTIVAL FILMS


Soldiers Without Swords

Stanley Nelson’s THE BLACK PRESS: SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS

This is the very first film I ever chased down and fought for. I thought the liberation story he was telling was fresh and incredibly important and I felt Sundance audiences needed to see and talk about it. Stanley told me he never thought about submitting his films to the Sundance Film Festival until I asked him to in 1998. Since then, he has won numerous prizes and premiered the lion’s share of his singularly important ouvre of films about African American history at the Festival.


Middle of Nowhere

Ava DuVernay’s MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

For this film, Ava made history at the 2012 Festival’s Awards night by earning the distinction of being the first African-American female to win the Festival’s Directing Prize. It was such a radiant triumph and a glorious launch of the career of a truly gifted director.


Through A Lens Darkly

Thomas Allen Harris’ THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE and the accompanying transmedia project, DIGITAL DIASPORA FAMILY REUNION

This remarkable project brings us a seminal history of Black photographers and photography in America, as well as inspires an investment by individual black families around the country in their own family archive. Black families are encouraged to share their archives and participate in a database of family photographs that have since been cross-referenced to locate lost family members. This is a groundbreaking project, that since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, has gone on to play a litany of major film festivals around the world.


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