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action! presents alima lee & friends - portal 1 and more

  • echo park film center (map)

action! cinema as connection presents alima lee & friends - portals i: a gesture towards new black femme screen narratives - 8 pm

doors 7:30; free event!

this free screening is part of action! cinema as connection, a free series presenting political documentary films and workshops. curated by penelope uribe-abee, action! is made possible with the support of the academy of motion picture arts and sciences.

program:

portals i:
a gesture towards new black femme screen narratives. (2018)

portals are openings, specific entrées through which something might be viewed or moved: elaborate and glamorous in of themselves -- the destination is elevated by the threshold itself. in fantasy, portals operate as a symbol for cataclysmic change, the moment after which the protagonist's worldview is not the same.

alima lee and mandy harris williams present portals i: the first dispatch in a series of short experimental documentary films that feature black women who challenge the narrative of how the world sees them. featuring punk band, fupu (fuck u pay us), artist/educator shani peters, stripper/activist gizelle marie, and filmmaker ja'tovia gary.

directed by: alima lee & mandy harris williams; director of photography: alima lee
edited by: alima lee; written by: mandy harris williams; total run time: 27minutes

la fleur noire (2017)
vhs, directed by alima lee & chris bordenave
cinematography & editing by alima lee
score by kelsey lu
total run time: 5 minutes

son. artist profile : duckwrth (2017)
vhs, directed by alima lee & justen leroy
cinematography & editing by alima lee
total run time: 5 minutes

naia (2017)
8mm, directed & edited by alima lee
total run time: 6 minutes

garden (2017)
8mm, directed & edited by alima lee
total run time: 6 minutes