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"People really had a problem with my disinterest in submission," says Alice Walker about her four decades as a public figure. "They had a problem with my intellect, and they had a problem with my choice of lovers. They had a problem with my choice of everything."
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple is a controlled maelstrom in Pratibha Parmar's admiring overview of her life and work. Parmar presents her subject as a pioneer in black feminist thought, a wholly accurate emphasis that nevertheless detracts from Walker's considerable literary achievements.
The documentary also excludes critics who have legitimate disagreements with Walker, such as those who say she propagates notions of gender essentialism. But Walker's life is so eventful &m »
A screening update on a project we've been following for about 2 years now since its Indiegogo campaign was posted here - award-winning British filmmaker, Pratibha Parmar's documentary feature film about writer and activist Alice Walker, titled Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth, will be a Gala screening at the 2013 installment of the African Diaspora International Film Festival (Adiff) in NYC, which runs from November 29 to December 15, presented by ArtMattan Productions. The film, which includes contributions from Danny Glover and Steven Spielberg, among others, was in the making for some 5 years with a rough cut completed after the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Atlanta – Producers of the 2013 BronzeLens Film Festival will celebrate the life and legacy of Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize recipient and significant author of the 20th century, through its screening of the award winning documentary, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. The screening will take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:00 Pm at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center located at 349 Ferst. Both Alice Walker and director, Pratibha Parmar will participate in a post screening Talkback, moderated by Valerie Boyd, author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neal Hurston and the editor of Gathering »
- Natasha Greeves
The festival that will be held from October 2-6, 2013 in The Netherlands will host art-house films, documentaries and popular Hindi films from India.
Full Line up:
Asha 80 by Henk Schepers and Mahindra Goercharan
Ballad of Rustom by Ajita Suchitra Veera
Kai Po Che by Abhishek Kapoor
Nina’s Heavenly Delights by Pratibha Parmar
Mine – Story of a »
Norwegian director Eva Sørhaug (90 Minutes) will adapt the script and direct Lenny, a biopic of bareknuckle fighter Lenny McLean. Originally set up by Taussig and Van Carter at Revolver, Salon has now acquired the underlying book rights.
Finally, Pratibha Parmar will direct Intercourse, a theatrical documentary about the life and work of radical feminist writer and activist Andrea Dworkin. A number of actresses will portray Dworkin in the project. Parmar’s credits include Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Wendy Mitchell)
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The Color Purple, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about black communities and interpersonal relations between men and women of color in the South, catapulted Alice Walker to fame as a writer. But beyond this work (actually her tenth novel) many of us do not know the complexity and richness of her life, not only as a writer but as a global activist.
True to her artistic career, filmmaker Pratibha Parmar is continuing her efforts to make history through her latest film, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 31. In this inspiring and informative documentary, Parmar tells the story of Alice Walker, from poverty-stricken child of the unbearably racist South to acclaimed writer and activist. Through a blend of archival footage that recreates the political and social contexts of Walker’s life from the mid »
Emir Baigazin’s Harmony Lessons won the 39th Seattle International Film Festival’s Best New Director grand jury prize on Sunday  as top brass handed out jury and audience awards.Scroll down for full list of winners
The Siff 2013 Best Documentary grand jury prize went to Penny Lane’s Our Nixon and Lucy Walker earned a special jury prize for The Crash Reel, while Kyle Patrick Alvarez took the Best New American Cinema grand jury prize for C.O.G.
The Best Director Golden Space Needle Award went to Nabil Ayouch for Horses Of God, while best actor was awarded to James Cromwell for Still Mine and best actress to Samantha Morton for Decoding Annie Parker.
The Best Short Film Golden Space Needle Award was presented to [link »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
“Part of the problem with Western feminists, I find, is that they take after their brothers and their fathers. And that’s a real problem.” – Alice WalkerUnabashed and unadulterated. This was Alice Walker; poised, decisively concise and fielding audience questions at the world premier of ‘Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth’ at London’s ‘Women Of the World’ Festival 2013.The muted gasp that coursed through the packed auditorium that evening as Alice Walker; revered Muse of the American feminist movement, offered her unflinching take on the inconsistencies of ‘Western feminists’ reverberates bold and clear throughout director Pratibha Parmar’s feature length documentary on the life of one Alice »
- Jana Sante
Updates on a project we've been following for about 2 years now since its IndieGoGo campaign was posted here... award-winning British filmmaker, Pratibha Parmar's documentary feature film by about writer and activist Alice Walker, titled Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth. The film, which includes contributions from Danny Glover and Steven Spielberg, among others, has been in the making for some 5 years with a rough cut completed after the filmmaker was able to raise a whopping $55,000 via IndieGoGo in 2011. Skip ahead to this week, when I was informed by UK-based reader & journalist EC Forde that the completed film made its world premier on »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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Good morning! Remember when Santana said "AfterEllen" on Glee? I was all like:
Are you wanting to watch an aesthetically pleasing yet weird and lesbianish video? Perfect, try Isolee's "Allowance."
An Lapd officer that's accused of murder left a few messages for celebrities as a bizarre sort of goodbye. One of those he left was for Ellen DeGeneres:
Ellen Degeneres, continue your excellent contribution to entertaining America and bringing the human factor to entertainment. You changed the perception of your gay community and how we as Americans view the Lgbt community. I congratulate you on your success and opening my eyes as a young adult, and my generation to the fact that you are know different from us other than who you choose to love. Oh, and you Prop 8 supporters, why the f*ck do you care who your neighbor marries. »
10 items from 2013
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