Emory Partnership Brings UCLA Film Series to Atlanta

October 17, 2013

ATLANTA ¿ A partnership between Emory University, Georgia State University and Atlanta Film Festival is bringing UCLA¿s ¿L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema¿ film tour to Atlanta October 25 through November 24, 2013.

The national tour showcases 36 films from UCLA¿s archives and celebrates the groundbreaking works of L.A. Rebellion, a school of black independent cinema that began in the late 1960s by a group of students in UCLA¿s School of Theater, Film and Television enrolled as part of a diversity enrollment initiative. Determined to respond to the political turmoil and anti-black backlash of their time, as well as transcend the mainstream Hollywood cinema¿s limitations in representing black life on screen, these young filmmakers sought new aesthetic forms that would more adequately respond to the exigencies and specificities of black lives.

The film tour kicks off in Atlanta on Friday, October 25 at 7 p.m. at Plaza Theater with ¿A Little Off Mark¿ and ¿My Brother¿s Wedding.¿ The remaining screenings will take place in 205 White Hall at Emory University. All screenings are free of charge. A complete list of shows and conversations is available online

The Atlanta stop of the tour is presented by Emory University¿s Department of Film and Media Studies, the Atlanta Film Festival, and liquid blackness, a research initiative on blackness and aesthetics of the Department of Communication at Georgia State University. It is supported in part by grants from the Getty Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and is curated by Allyson Nadia Field, Jan-Christopher Horak, Shannon Kelley, and Jacqueline Stewart.