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Atl 'La Rebellion' Retrospective Review: 'Illusions,' 'Fragrance,' & 'Rain'

30 October 2013 8:33 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Editor's Note: The La Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema film series tour continues its travels, making its final stop in Atlanta (Ga), running October 25 through November 24, 2013. The Atl installment of the series is sponsored by Emory University’s Department of Film and Media Studies, liquid blackness, for Georgia State University’s Department of Communication, and the Atlanta Film Festival, in association with UCLA Film & Television Archive. In Julie Dash’s film Illusions, Mignon Dupree, played by Lonette Mckee says, “People make films about themselves.” Though she is referring to the exclusionary »

- Nijla Mumin

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L.A. Rebellion 2013 Retrospective Reviews: "Illusions," "Fragrance," and "Rain"

10 January 2013 10:02 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Editor's Note: The retro is being rebooted for runs in Philly, Toronto and New York through February. Over the next few weeks, we'll be revisiting our reviews/write-ups/interviews on the series (from Brandon Wilson and Nijla Mumin) when it begun in Los Angeles a year ago... here's another. In Julie Dash’s film Illusions, Mignon Dupree, played by Lonette Mckee says, “People make films about themselves.” Though she is referring to the exclusionary practices of the Hollywood studio system, her statement also applies to the films screened this weekend as part of UCLA’s La Rebellion Film Series. There was a unique “self” in each film; a »

- Nijla Mumin

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