Sunday, December 1, 2019
East Building, SECU Auditorium
Marsha Gordon, NCSU film studies professor, and Skip Elsheimer of A/V Geeks project a selection of short 16mm films from the 1960s and ʼ70s engaged with the topic of race. In films including a student-made documentary about a young woman of color growing up in Los Angeles and a South Carolina educational short about intestinal parasites, featuring a hilarious pair of frog and squirrel puppets, you’ll see how nonwhite subjects entered the American consciousness on small screens in classrooms, churches, and community centers.
Gordon’s co-edited collection of essays, Screening Race in American Nontheatrical Film (Duke University Press, 2019), will be available for purchase.
Total film run time, 60 min.; introduction and discussion, 30 min.
Pamela Wong's Birthday for Grandma (1976, 9 min.)
Felicia (1965, 13 min.)
Minority Youth: Adam (1971, 10 min.)
220 Blues (1970, 16 min.)
Ro-Revus Talks about Worms (1971, 7 min.)