Chauncey -Theater 1 Mon, Apr 10 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Out of the Archive: Black Women Behind the Lens
Reel Representation
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:112 minutes
Director:Zeinabu irene Davis
Year Released:1999
Production Country:USA


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Presented as part of the Out of the Archive: Black Women Behind the Lens series.

Come early and enjoy a pre-show dessert reception with a free drink starting at 6:30pm!

Screening followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis in person.

"Boldly original."Richard Brody, The New Yorker

The endlessly creative debut feature from Zeinabu irene Davis presents two unique African-American love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man. Inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, this moving narrative shares their struggle to overcome racism, disability and discrimination. An important film on African-American deaf culture, Davis innovatively incorporates silent film techniques (such as title cards and vintage photos) to make the piece accessible to hearing and deaf viewers alike, and to share the vast possibilities of language and communication.

Screened with Cycles (1989, USA, 17 minutes) 

A young woman performs African-based purification rituals as she awaits her period. Visually experimental, especially in its use of stop-motion sequences, the film also features music from throughout the African diaspora, resulting in a unique film language that honors African American women