When: Thu., March 28, 6 p.m. 2013
The UCLA Film and Television Archive presents L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema, a retrospective of independent cinema by African and African-American directors who emerged in LA during the late 1960s, following the Watts Riots. The 12-part series stretches into June, with more screenings at the U of C Film Studies Center and Northwestern’s Block Cinema. Tonight’s opening program features short films from Julie Dash, Elyseo J. Taylor, and O. Funmilayo Makarah (see page TK for J.R. Jones’s long review). The coming weeks include Haile Gerime’s Bush Mama (1975) and the director’s cut of Charles Burnett’s My Brother’s Wedding (1983), which focuses on a young man’s relationship with the Watts community. See website for complete schedule.