• Fri-Thu, September 21-27

    Two Newly Restored Films by Shirley Clarke

    Two Newly Restored Films by Shirley Clarke
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    “Dancer, bride, runaway wife, radical filmmaker and pioneer — Shirley Clarke is one of the great undertold stories of American independent cinema. A woman working in a predominantly male world, a white director who turned her camera on black subjects, she was a Park Avenue rich girl who willed herself to become a dancer and a filmmaker, ran away to bohemia, hung out with the Beats and held to her own vision in triumph and defeat. She helped inspire a new film movement and made urgently vibrant work that blurs fiction and nonfiction, only to be marginalized, written out of histories and dismissed as a dilettante. She died in 1997 at 77 and is long overdue for a reappraisal.” - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

    On Sunday, September 23 , following the 6:00pm screening, a conversation with Rahsaan Barber, professional saxophonist and adjunct instructor at Belmont University's School of Music; and Ron Wynn, freelance journalist and music critic and contributor to Jazz Times.