Screening Race: 16mm Films of the 1960s & 1970s | w/ Marsha Gordon (NCSU) + Skip Elsheimer (AV/Geeks)

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Collage of film stills from "Felicia", "Ro-Revus Talks About Worms", and "220 Blues".

Film Screening and Discussion:

Inspired by the recently published collection of essays, Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film, NCSU Film Studies Professor Marsha Gordon and Skip Elsheimer of A/V Geeks project a selection of short 16mm films from the 1960s and 1970s engaged with the topic of race. 
[Listen to NPR's "The State of Things" interview with co-editors Allyson Nadia Field and Marsha Gordon about the Screening Race book.]

From a student-made documentary about a young woman of color growing up in Los Angeles to a South Carolina educational short about intestinal parasites featuring a hilarious pair of frog and squirrel puppets, you’ll see how non-white subjects entered the American consciousness on small screens in classrooms, churches, and community centers.

Total film run time, 60 min.; introduction and discussion, 30 min.

Film to be screened:
Pamela Wong's Birthday for Grandma (1976, 9 min)
Felicia (1965, 13 min)
Minority Youth: Adam (1971, 10 min)
220 Blues (1970, 16 min)
Ro-Revus Talks About Worms (1971, 7 min)


Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.

Parking Info:  https://artscenter.duke.edu/parking/

Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater