september, 2018

17sepAll Day20Audre Lorde on ScreenFeaturing work by Dagmar Schultz, Jennifer Abod, Michelle Parkerson & Ada Gay GriffinAnthology Film ArchivesCountry:USA

Event Details

This series brings together three documentaries that celebrate the life and work of Audre Lorde, the self-described Black, lesbian, feminist, socialist, warrior, poet, mother. Lorde wrote, “From my membership in all of these groups I have learned that oppression and the intolerance of difference come in all shapes and sizes and colors and sexualities; and that among those of us who share the goals of liberation and a workable future for our children, there can be no hierarchies of oppression.” Through her poetry and activism, Lorde fought for the rights of the oppressed with an urgent and prophetic voice that remains inspiring and influential today, over 25 years after her death. These documentaries provide extraordinary glimpses of Lorde as a person, poet, and thinker. They are both an excellent introduction to her work and a rich resource for her longtime fans.

Schedule

    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 4
    • September 17, 2018
    • 6:45pm A Litany For Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde6:45pm - 8:15pmA LITANY FOR SURVIVAL: THE LIFE AND WORK OF AUDRE LORDE by Michelle Parkerson & Ada Gay Griffin. A stunning portrait of Audre Lorde, whose writings – spanning five decades – articulated some of the most important social and political visions of the century. From Lorde’s childhood roots in NYC’s Harlem to her battle with breast cancer, this moving film explores a life and a body of work that embodied the connections between the Civil Rights movement, the Women’s movement, and the struggle for lesbian and gay rights. At the heart of this documentary is Lorde’s own challenge to “envision what has not been and work with every fiber of who we are to make the reality and pursuit of that vision irresistible.”

    • 9:00pm Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984 to 19929:00pm - 10:19pmAUDRE LORDE: THE BERLIN YEARS 1984 TO 1992 by Dagmar Schultz, “Schultz weaves together archival footage and interviews to portray Lorde’s experiences and interactions during her time in Berlin from 1984-92, in particular her relation to the German Black Diaspora and her attempt to articulate and raise awareness of Afro-German identity, culture, and history. The film offers a valuable historical document about the development of an Afro-German movement and the origins of the anti-racist movement before and after German reunification, as well as a transnational perspective on Black culture and the African diaspora.” –Sofia Varino

    • September 18, 2018
    • 7:00pm The Edge of Each Other's Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde7:00pm - 8:00pmTHE EDGE OF EACH OTHER’S BATTLES: THE VISION OF AUDRE LORDE by Jennifer Abod. This powerful documentary is a moving tribute to Audre Lorde. One of the most celebrated icons of feminism’s second wave, Lorde inspired several generations of activists with her riveting poetry, serving as a catalyst for change and uniting the communities of which she was a part: black arts and black liberation, women’s liberation, and lesbian and gay liberation. Nowhere was this more apparent than the groundbreaking I AM YOUR SISTER CONFERENCE which brought together 1,200 activists from 23 countries. Including thrilling footage of the inimitable Lorde herself, and candid interviews with conference organizers, THE EDGE OF EACH OTHER’S BATTLES powerfully brings Lorde’s legacy of poetry and politics to life and conveys the spirit, passion and intensity that remain her trademark.

    • 9:00pm A Litany For Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde9:00pm - 10:30pmA LITANY FOR SURVIVAL: THE LIFE AND WORK OF AUDRE LORDE by Michelle Parkerson & Ada Gay Griffin. A stunning portrait of Audre Lorde, whose writings – spanning five decades – articulated some of the most important social and political visions of the century. From Lorde’s childhood roots in NYC’s Harlem to her battle with breast cancer, this moving film explores a life and a body of work that embodied the connections between the Civil Rights movement, the Women’s movement, and the struggle for lesbian and gay rights. At the heart of this documentary is Lorde’s own challenge to “envision what has not been and work with every fiber of who we are to make the reality and pursuit of that vision irresistible.”

    • September 20, 2018
    • 6:45pm Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984 to 19926:45pm - 8:03pmAUDRE LORDE: THE BERLIN YEARS 1984 TO 1992 by Dagmar Schultz, “Schultz weaves together archival footage and interviews to portray Lorde’s experiences and interactions during her time in Berlin from 1984-92, in particular her relation to the German Black Diaspora and her attempt to articulate and raise awareness of Afro-German identity, culture, and history. The film offers a valuable historical document about the development of an Afro-German movement and the origins of the anti-racist movement before and after German reunification, as well as a transnational perspective on Black culture and the African diaspora.” –Sofia Varino

    • 9:00pm The Edge of Each Other's Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde9:00pm - 10:00pmTHE EDGE OF EACH OTHER’S BATTLES: THE VISION OF AUDRE LORDE by Jennifer Abod. This powerful documentary is a moving tribute to Audre Lorde. One of the most celebrated icons of feminism’s second wave, Lorde inspired several generations of activists with her riveting poetry, serving as a catalyst for change and uniting the communities of which she was a part: black arts and black liberation, women’s liberation, and lesbian and gay liberation. Nowhere was this more apparent than the groundbreaking I AM YOUR SISTER CONFERENCE which brought together 1,200 activists from 23 countries. Including thrilling footage of the inimitable Lorde herself, and candid interviews with conference organizers, THE EDGE OF EACH OTHER’S BATTLES powerfully brings Lorde’s legacy of poetry and politics to life and conveys the spirit, passion and intensity that remain her trademark.

Time

september 17 (Monday) - 20 (Thursday) EDT

Location

Anthology Film Archives

32 Second Avenue

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