-18th Annual Black Women's Film Festival
"Who You Calling Bitch?"

Black Cinematheque Dallas and the South Dallas Cultural Center will host the 18th Annual Black Women's Film Festival, Friday March 16th and 17th at 7:30pm; March 17th Free Films for Youth at 10:00AM-1PM at the South Dallas Cultural Center 3400 S. Fitzhugh Street  South Dallas Texas.  Admission is $10. nightly and FREE on Saturday morning for children.  The public and press should call Marilyn Clark at 214-426-1683 or check out web .

March has been designed as Women's History Month as a time to celebrate the achievements of women as well as examine critical issues impacting their lives.

"Black Cinematheque will examine the image of women in the media and how we can control/change the conversation around our image.  In the past couple of weeks a judge has accused the President's mama of having sex with a dog,  In a magazine Too $hort, an Xrated rapper, gave 'fatherly advice' to boys on how to have sex with middle school girls;  a ' radio news entertainer' calls a women a slut and a prostitute on the radio" explains Marilyn Clark, founding director of Black Cinematheque Dallas.

Who you calling b--ch?
 "While many adults are complaining about the language used in hip hop culture, we are now seeing  mainstream media using the word bitch on talk shows, reality tv, cartoons and some news programs.   Former Goldman Sachs partner Peter Kiernan new book is called "Becoming China's  Bitch". On cable tv Joan Rivers has a segment called "The Bitch Stole My Look" and then there is the hit song on Mob Wives "It's Your Birthday, Bitch".

What does the word bitch mean today? A term of endearment and power or a term of hate and sickness? Is it ok to call our female friends and our children in  Sunday school bitches?  Should we just say the "B" word?  Is this a freedom of speech issue?

Join us as we examine the image of  women in the media, celebrate Black women who have made serious contributions to our history and culture and be about the business of reclaiming our humanity and greatness.

Film Schedule
Friday,March 16, 2012  7:30 PM $10.00
Sonia Sanchez: Shake Loose Memories by Jamal Joseph &Afeni Shakur
The film celebrates the work of Ms.Sanchez, a poet, professor,mother and full time activist. If you love the blues, hip hop, R&B join Toshi Regan, Amiri Baraka,TC Carson and Oscar Brown, Jr. as they dispense the music and social commentary that will have you speaking in tongues.


Miss Lizzie Devine by Cherie Johnson
A Sunday school teacher goes door to door and picks up kids for Sunday School.Say Amen, Somebody!!!
Girls Like Me by Kiri Davis
What messages does our society give to African American girls about their identity, worth and values.?
Saturday Morning 10AM-1PM Free Films for Youth (3rd-6th grades)
A morning of images on film and in the gallery with cultural activities designed for youth.  We will screen films that teach respect and values and straight talk about identity, color, history and culture.
Harriet Tubman Returns, Breakin' In: The Making of a Hip Hop Dancer
and Girls Like Me

Saturday March 17  7:30PM  $10.00

Production by Carmen Scott

Winner of the Best Short film at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, Danielle a script coordinator for a popular tv drama feels like the littest person in the room. When producers plan to shoot an wacked urban episode of the show, Danielle  finally feels compelled to use her voice.
Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock and
All across the country schools are closing (11 in Dallas,TX), budget are being cut while testing and charter schools are rampant,  Back in 1957 Mrs. Daisy Bates stepped forward to seize the time to bring about change in the public school system in Little Rock Ark. In an age when portrayals of women and girls in the media seem to have taken a dramatic leap backwards, films like Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock represent a much needed change of pace.  While forgotten by many this courageous, ain't scared of you or your jails sista, left us a blue print for Victory. Join us as we examine strategies for taking back our schools and human dignity. Let us celebrate and remember Mrs. Daisy Bates.


Miz Marilyn Clark


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