BLACK CINEMATHEQUE DALLAS
-18th Annual Black Women's Film
"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
"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
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.
Friday,March 16, 2012 7:30 PM $10.00
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
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
Production by Carmen
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
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
Rock Black History Every Day