Event DateFriday, May 20 2011 : 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Friday, May 20, 2011
Women's Film Series presents The Black Lesbian Elder Project by Tiona McClodden & Lisa Moore
Join filmmaker Tiona McClodden and publisher Lisa C. Moore as they announce their collaboration for a feature-length film, “Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project (UBLEP).” UBLEP will highlight interviews with black lesbian elders in their 60s, 70s and 80s from across the United States and situate them in a range of black historical movements, spanning the decades between the 1930s and 1980s. The film will feature 8-10 profiles of elders, and show accompanying archival footage and personal ephemera that will reveal rare images of black lesbian life and history. UBLEP will also bring to light a number of black lesbian underground movements, solidifying a black lesbian presence within overall American black history.
McClodden and Moore will begin a rigorous fundraising campaign for UBLEP starting May 20, 2011, coinciding with a presentation at the LGBT Community Center in New York City. The collaborators will discuss details of the project’s inception, recent developments, and future plans for UBLEP’s production. They will also kick off their online fundraising campaign for the film at www.indiegogo.com. After the presentation, a Q&A session will be facilitated by archivist Shawn Smith.
Tonight’s film will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers Tiona McClodden and Lisa Moore moderated by lesbian Librarian and Archivist Shawn Smith.
More About Tiona McClodden
Tiona McClodden is a multimedia artist who works in film, new media and visual art. She considers her work “black social realism” and aims to fight the hyper-realistic imagery that can lead to the silencing of marginalized communities; she hopes to make the invisible visible and to humanize her subjects. McClodden is the executive producer and director of the award-winning feature-length documentary, black./womyn.: conversations with lesbians of African descent. She is currently in production on two feature-length documentary films, as well as an experimental short series, Be Alarmed: The Black Americana Epic. www.tionam.com
More About Lisa C. Moore
Lisa C. Moore is the founder and editor of RedBone Press, which publishes work celebrating the culture of black lesbians and gay men and promoting understanding between black gays and lesbians and the black mainstream. Moore is the editor of Does your mama know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories, and co-editor of Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity. She is board president of Fire & Ink, an advocacy organization for LGBT writers of African descent. www.redbonepress.com
More About Our Moderator Shawn Smith
Shawn(ta) Smith is your Lesbian Librarian (and archivist). She is archive coordinator at StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. Smith is also a coordinator at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and web administrator for the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the CUNY Graduate Center. She finds equilibrium as a producer and collective member of Rivers of Honey, a woman of color monthly cabaret at WOW Cafe Theater. Smith is pursuing an MFA in fiction at Queens College, and is self-publishing an anthology. www.HerSaturnReturns.com
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