BAM FILM SERIES: One Way or Another: Black Women’s Cinema, 1970-1991

BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, NY is running the film series in honor of Black History Month and runs from February 3rd-23rd. It features acclaimed and award-winning films by Black women film directors. 

"One Way or Another: Black Women's Cinema, 1970-1991" assembles dozens of titles, of varying lengths, genres, and countries of origin, spotlighting two decades' worth of provocative, profound, personal, and political moviemaking..." - Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice

"...The result is an exhilarating tapestry of voices, some speaking in consort, some resisting consensus. That also describes much of the work in "One Way or Another," which despite its framing feels unbound. There's so much to discover..." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Part of BAMcinématek from Feb 3—Feb 23, 2017

On the occasion of the recent restoration and re-release of Julie Dash’s 1991 masterpiece Daughters of the Dust, BAMcinématek celebrates the black women directors who blazed the trail for that landmark film. The filmmakers represented in this series all worked far outside the mainstream, often with limited resources, overcoming a historically hostile system in order to tell their stories on screen. Taken together, their work represents a rich history of long-undervalued independent filmmaking.

“One Way or Another” is co-programmed by BAMcinématek’s Nellie Killian and Michelle Materre; founder, host-producer, Creatively Speaking Film Series; Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film at The New School.