June 1st: The Other America/Film & Conversation with Nadine Patterson and Elisabeth Perez Luna

On Tuesday June 1, 2010 The Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association (PIFVA) presents a Cinema Speakeasy event at L’Etage (6th and Bainbridge in south Philadelphia) featuring three documentaries by Nadine Patterson. In between films, WHYY’s/NPR’s Elisabeth Perez Luna will lead a discussion about Ms. Patterson’s documentary work and engage Ms. Patterson and the audience in a provocative analysis of current media practices. How are stories selected? Who has the right to tell them? What is mainstream media missing when it comes to depicting the Black community? How does the official story effect how we view each other?

Doors open at 7pm. Program starts at 7:30pm. Admission is free. Contact PIFVA for more information.

Works to be screened include Thirty Eight Twenty, I Used to Teach English, and Cosmic Trane.

Above artwork is from a mixed media collage by Theodore A. Harris used in Cosmic Trane entitled  “2002, Sonia Sanchez and Lamont Steptoe Poets Against War”.

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