Visiting Filmmakers Series Online Spring 2021: Black Lives Matter

 

Guests include: 

Friday, Feb 26 6pm on Zoom: See event page.

Luchina Fisher, award-winning writer, director and producer and member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia. Her current film, Mama Gloria, is a feature documentary about a 74-year-old Black transgender activist named Gloria Allen, who came of age amid Chicago's drag balls, transitioned before Stonewall and started a charm school for homeless trans youth.

See a trailer for Mama Gloria here:

 

Thursday, March 11, 7:30pm 

Hank Jones, writer: Originally from Ambler, Pennsylvania, Henry “Hank” Jones moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for scriptwriting after earning a Master of Arts degree in English (Teaching of Writing & Literature) from George Mason University. Jones harnessed his skills working as an assistant on shows like Dear White People, The New Edition Story, and `blackish. 

 

Tuesday, March 16, 1:30pm

Stefon Bristol, writer and director: Brooklyn-born, Long Island-bred, Stefon Bristol graduated from Morehouse College and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, just like his Oscar-winning mentor, Spike Lee. The New Yorkers eventually became collaborators on See You Yesterday, adapting Bristol’s 17-minute student thesis — which screened at 35 film festivals — into his feature debut, a magnetic celebration of Caribbean culture and everyday superheroes that resonates with audiences globally today. 

 

*More guests to be scheduled. Check back for these additions. 

For more information: 

Cynthia Fuchs cfuchs@gmu.edu, Director, Visiting Filmmakers Series at Mason; Interim Director,  Film at Mason

Samantha Sinagra sbeach2@gmu.edu, Program and Academic Manager, Film at Mason

 

Visiting Filmmakers Series Online: Black Lives Matter is sponsored by: Film and Video StudiesCHSSCVPA,  African and African American StudiesSchool of ArtCVPA's Kritikos Series: Arts in ContextUniversity LibrariesHistory and Art HistoryUniversity LifeWomen and Gender Studies, and the CHSS Interdisciplinary Programming Support Fund

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