The Digital Moving Image Salon presents the 6th Annual Reel Women Film Showcase, April 6-7, on the campus of Spelman College. This event will celebrate student-produced films and will feature a conversation with internationally acclaimed Martinican director, Euzhan Palcy, the first Black female director of a major studio Hollywood film. Palcy produced her first feature, Sugar Cane Alley, based on Joseph Zobel’s classic Martinican novel, in 1983. The film won more than 17 international awards and the prestigious Cesar Award — the French equivalent to the Academy Award — for best film feature. She also produced A Dry White Season, which is based upon the book by Andre Brink and starred Marlon Brando.
Launched in fall 2003, DMIS produces an annual “REEL Women Series: Conversations with Black Women Who Work with the Moving Image.” Founded by Spelman professor, filmmaker and digital media artist, Ayoka Chenzira, the program supports a growing number of students with interest in digital media. The annual DMIS student showcase exhibits their works on topics of social importance as well as celebrates the achievements of professional practitioners .
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m.
Conversation with Euzhan Palcy
For more information go to www.spelman.edu. For more on the event go to http://www.newswise.com/articles/reel-women-student-film-showcase-features-acclaimed-director-euzhan-palcy