Maysles Cinema at the MDC, The CCNY Doc Forum, and Third World Newsreel Present:
A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde
In Celebration of Women’s History Month and Third World Newsreel’s 50th Anniversary
At City College Shepard Hall (Rooms 290/291)
259 Convent Ave at 140th St.
Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson, 1995, 90 min
This film by Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson, is an epic portrait of the eloquent, award-winning Black, lesbian, poet, mother, teacher and activist, 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."
Q&A with directors Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson and Melinda Goodman, founding member of the Audre Lorde Women's Poetry Center.
Free refreshments proceed program.
This program is part of Made in Harlem, (March-May 2017), a film series for, by and about Harlem, and including Harlem-made films, filmmakers, speakers and subjects. Made in Harlem is sponsored by the West Harlem Development Corporation.