Four Portraits: Films by African American Women Directors
Feb 9 - Feb 24, 2022
$13 General Admission
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NWFF patrons will be required to double-mask while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. To be admitted, patrons ages 5+ will also be required to present EITHER proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered within the last 48 hours by an official testing facility. Boosters are strongly recommended, though not required for entry.
Feb 9 - Feb 24, 2022
Memory is the selection of images, some elusive, others printed indelibly on the brain. Each image is like a thread, each thread woven together to make a tapestry of intricate texture. And the tapestry tells a story, and the story is our past. (Eves Bayou)
This February, we present four cinematic portraits, written and directed by African American women directors. The stories told in the series of a college professor, a queer filmmaker and historian, an aspiring pro basketball player, and a teenage girl coming of age in a Louisiana family thick with secrets and history shout out the broadly different experiences of Black women living in the United States.
This palette of historically and artistically significant films all but Love & Basketball were recently selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress are a salute to the past, present, and future of Black women in cinema.
Four Portraits is the first full film series programmed by Hana Peoples, our new Cinema Programming Coordinator.
In this series:
Feb. 9 | Losing Ground (1982), the first dramatic feature directed by an African American woman since the 1920s. (NFR selection: 2020)
Feb. 10 | The Watermelon Woman (1996) (NFR selection: 2021)
Feb. 23 | Love & Basketball (2000), just added to the Criterion Collection in 2021.
Feb. 24 | Eves Bayou (1997) (NFR selection: 2018)
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
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