Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor Biopic Is Officially Ready to Go (Mike Epps, Eddie Murphy, Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson) Lee Daniels' Richard Pryor Biopic Is Officially Ready to Go (Mike Epps, Eddie Murphy, Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson) Righting a Past Wrong? Academy to Present Spike Lee with Honorary Oscar Righting a Past Wrong? Academy to Present Spike Lee with Honorary Oscar African-American Female Team Produce Indie Horror Film ‘The Dark Rite’ African-American Female Team Produce Indie Horror Film ‘The Dark Rite’ Viola Davis Says She Will Star in a Film Adaptation of 'Fences' Directed by Denzel Washington Viola Davis Says She Will Star in a Film Adaptation of 'Fences' Directed by Denzel Washington "This Is a Relationship" - Watch Michael Ealy Frighten Sanaa Lathan in Tense First Clip From 'The Perfect Guy' "This Is a Relationship" - Watch Michael Ealy Frighten Sanaa Lathan in Tense First Clip From 'The Perfect Guy' Vin Diesel Says He's Returning for a 'xXx' Threequel - Filming to Start in December Vin Diesel Says He's Returning for a 'xXx' Threequel - Filming to Start in December Updates on Steve McQueen's "Epic" Series Centered on a Black Community in London, Over 3 Decades Updates on Steve McQueen's "Epic" Series Centered on a Black Community in London, Over 3 Decades This Is What Angela Bassett and Naomi Campbell Will Look Like in 'American Horror Story: Hotel' This Is What Angela Bassett and Naomi Campbell Will Look Like in 'American Horror Story: Hotel' Quentin Tarantino Says 'The Hateful Eight' Will Be Timely & Will Tackle White Supremacy Quentin Tarantino Says 'The Hateful Eight' Will Be Timely & Will Tackle White Supremacy But What About Black Superheroines, You Ask? Watch Episode 1 of CW Seed's Vixen Series But What About Black Superheroines, You Ask? Watch Episode 1 of CW Seed's Vixen Series Watch: Trailer for Miniseries Based on Life of Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz (Coming This Fall) Watch: Trailer for Miniseries Based on Life of Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz (Coming This Fall) Watch: First Look at Season Three of 'Hit the Floor' Watch: First Look at Season Three of 'Hit the Floor' Brad Pitt's Plan B + 'Ex Machina' Distribution Company Team up for Barry Jenkins' 'Moonlight' Brad Pitt's Plan B + 'Ex Machina' Distribution Company Team up for Barry Jenkins' 'Moonlight' Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji Join Issa Rae in 'Insecure' for HBO Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji Join Issa Rae in 'Insecure' for HBO Tupac Shakur Facebook Page Posts Cryptic Message on Upcoming "Special Announcement." Biopic News? Tupac Shakur Facebook Page Posts Cryptic Message on Upcoming "Special Announcement." Biopic News? Weekend B.O. Aug 21-23 (F. Gary Gray Becomes a Prominent Member of the $100 Million Black Directors Club) Weekend B.O. Aug 21-23 (F. Gary Gray Becomes a Prominent Member of the $100 Million Black Directors Club) Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... AFM News: Danny Glover, Derek Luke Will Play Prison Inmates In 3D Drama 'Long Day Journey' AFM News: Danny Glover, Derek Luke Will Play Prison Inmates In 3D Drama 'Long Day Journey'

Julie Dash, Arthur Jafa To Attend 20th Anniversary of "Daughters of the Dust" (ReMixed & ReMastered Vol 2)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act March 8, 2012 at 2:25PM

An event I'd love to attend, but won't be able to, since I'll be at SXSW when it happens tomorrow, March 9th; but those of you who'll be here in NYC, take advantage. It's a FREE event!
2
Daughters Of The Dust

An event I'd love to attend, but won't be able to, since I'll be at SXSW when it happens tomorrow, March 9th; but those of you who'll be here in NYC, take advantage. It's a FREE event!

You may recall that I participated in last year's innaugural event in this conference series.

The details for this year (which will include appearances by Julie Dash, Arthur Jafa (who shot Daughters Of The Dust), and Leslie Harris (writer/director Just Another Girl On The IRT) follow below: 

A celebration with an evening screening and panel discussion

Twenty years after filmmaker Julie Dash presented the world with the now classic film, Daughters of the Dust, the question in the African American film community still is, "How far have we really come?" This will be revisited at the 20th Anniversary of Daughters of the Dust event presented by the 2nd edition of ReMixed and ReMastered: Defining and Distributing The Black Image in an Era of Globalization, a conference originated in April, 2011 at The New School by film professor and distribution expert Michelle Materre. This FREE event will occur Friday, March 9, 2012 at 5pm at The New School's Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor.

Continuing the dialogue from last year’s ReMixed and ReMastered conference, this program will reflect upon Daughters of the Dust’s unique and successful distribution model, as well as the creativity, talent and cultural implications that has made this film such a classic. In 1990, Daughters of the Dust became the first film written, directed and produced by an African American woman to be commercially released which also won the award for Best Cinematography at The Sundance Film Festival. The success of the movie’s release and successful marketing model proved to be the stepping stone for many African American filmmakers to come along since the film’s release who will be present to pay homage to Ms. Dash’s masterpiece.
 
The curator of the evening, Michelle Materre, also has a special attachment to the film as her company KJM3 Entertainment Group spearheaded the marketing effort along with Kino International, and designed and implemented the distribution and marketing strategy that put the film on the proverbial “map”.
 
Daughters' is by far my favorite film of all time because it encapsulates all the things I try to do with my work which is to educate, entertain and inform in a beautifully, aesthetically pleasing way. It crosses cultural boundaries and has informed the rest of my overall career goal which is to increase and enhance audiences for independent filmmakers of color around the globe," says Professor Materre.
 
The audience will be able to engage in open dialogue with a panel of respected scholars, cultural critics, filmmakers, and industry professionals; see the film on the big screen; and meet the cast and crew at a networking reception. Ending the event, the incomparable Ms. Julie Dash will speak on her journey in the industry, which will be the highlight of the evening.
 
Special Panelists Include: Michelle Materre, Media Studies faculty member at The New School for Public Engagement; Kathryn Bowser, Marlin Adams and Mark Walton, founders of KJM3 Entertainment Group; Gary Palmucci, Kino Lorber; Grace Blake, veteran Hollywood and independent film producer; Thulani Davis, cultural critic and author; Tracyann Williams, Cultural Studies faculty member at The New School for Public Engagement; Fabio Parasecoli, Coordinator, Food Studies Program at The New School for Public Engagement; Arthur Jafa, Co-producer and cinematographer (Daughters of the Dust); and Leslie Harris, filmmaker (Just Another Girl on the IRT).
 
To RSVP please go to: http://daughtersofthedust2012-auto.eventbrite.com/

Shadow & ActNewsletter