There will be a special free family film matinee on Sunday, March 21, in Park Auditorium
To kick off the four day residency of 23rd annual Women Direct artist in residence Carroll Parrott Blue, we invite you to attend a special Sunday matinee in conjunction with the Tompkins County Public Library featuring two of Blue's documentary films. The theme of the screening is the relationship between science and art.
The films are perfect for children over six. Blue will be present at the screening to answer questions and engage children in discussions about science, art, and the filmmaking process.
Sunday March 21, 2:00 p.m., Park Auditorium
Special Family Matinee in conjunction with the Tompkins County Public Library
Nigerian Art-Kindred Spirits, 1990 (film, one hour)
Mystery of the Senses: Vision, 1995 (film, one hour)
Carroll Parrott Blue will be the artist in residence from March 21-24, 2004.
Carroll Parrott Blue is a renowned documentary filmmaker and professor at San Diego State University. Her films and videos include Journeys Through the Bloodline; The Fern Street Circus; Mystery of the Senses: Vision; Nigerian Arts -- Kindred Spirits; Conversations with Roy DeCarava; Varnette's World: A Study of a Young Artist; and Two Women. She has also worked as a field producer on the late Marlon Riggs' production, Black Is...Black Ain't; a segment producer on Eyes on the Prize: Series II; and a production assistant for Jane Fonda's IPC FILMS on the feature films Nine to Five; On Golden Pond; Rollover; and the ABC-TV movie of the week, The Dollmaker.
The University of Texas Press published her book, The Dawn At My Back: A Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing in 2004. A CD-ROM adaptation of this book was simultaneously published by the Labyrinth Project located at the Annenberg Center for Communication in the University of Southern California. Blue is a major presence in the independent media world and has served on prestigious national boards ranging from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Association for Independent Video and Film, International Film Seminars, California Council for the Humanities, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting among many others. Her films have been written about widely in a variety of academic and journalistic publications as pathbreaking works forging an African American feminist practice.
Contributed by Patricia R. Zimmermann