If you enjoy watching and talking about films, join us for our monthly virtual NCMA Film Club! We’ll pair thought-provoking contemporary and classic short and feature films and include a Zoom discussion with a special guest. Guest speakers include filmmakers, professors, artists, and film programmers.
Our first pairing, inspired by André Leon Gray’s Black Magic (It’s Fantastic), features the revelatory 1994 documentary Hoop Dreams and the short film Game (2017). The moderator is Natalie Bullock Brown, an award-winning producer and director and a teaching assistant professor at North Carolina State University.
(1994) Directed by Steve James. 170 min. PG-13.
First shown at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the audience award for best documentary, Hoop Dreams is a chronicle of hope and resilience in its depiction of two inner-city Chicago teens who pursue their dream of becoming professional basketball players.
(2017) Directed by Jeannie Donohoe. 16 min.
Game is the story of a new kid in town who shows up at the high school boys basketball tryouts and makes an impression.
Guest speaker bio
Natalie Bullock Brown is a teaching assistant professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at North Carolina State University. She is director/producer of baartman, beyoncé & me, a documentary work-in-progress that explores the impact of beauty ideals on Black women and girls; and is a producer on the upcoming PBS documentary HAZING. She contributes to #BackChannel, a monthly segment on WUNC’s The State of Things. She was formerly an assistant professor of film and broadcast media at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh. She also served as co-host of Black Issues Forum, a public affairs program on UNC-TV. She holds an MFA in film production from Howard University and a BA in English from Northwestern University.
How it works
A few days before the NCMA Film Club discussion, you will receive an email with links to watch the short and feature films at your convenience. You will then receive an email with the Zoom meeting link at 9 am on the day of the discussion and a reminder one hour before.
For questions regarding registration or logistics for the event, email Maria Lopez, manager of film and lecture programs.
We are working to make our online content accessible. If you need live captions or an ASL interpreter or have another request, email Felicia Ingram by Friday, August 7.
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