BLACK HOLLYWOOD EDUCATION AND RESOURCE CENTER
Julie Dash, Award-Winning
(Hollywood, CA) The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 14th Annual Sistas Are Doin' It For Themselves: See Their Images Hear Their Stories Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios). Admission to this event is $10.00. to RSVP please call 323/957-4747.
writer, director, producer, JULIE DASH, will moderate the BHERC event
with an open dialogue between the filmmakers and the audience after
the screening. These Sistas are determined to tell our stories and
change the way the world views Black Cinema. Filmmakers and their
films include: Numa Perrier (Judi); Antonia March and Jacqueline McKinley
(Oxtails); K. Marie Walters (A Different Light); Dani Dixon (In Conflict
with Kismet); Rachel Benjamin (The Missing Peace); and Rae Shaw (Soap
and Roses). These films cover a vast array
"We are proud of this year's Sistas... and the diversity of films that will be screened at the showcase," stated Program Director, Ralph Scott. "Sistas... is a very special showcase that has over time proven to be a breeding ground for inspiration, networking and future filmmaking teams. It is a moment that the filmmakers, moderator and audience will cherish for a lifetime."
Black Education and Resource Center was formed in 1996 as a non-profit
organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop and
preserve the history, as well as the future of Blacks in film and
television. The BHERC produces, organizes and funds diverse cultural
art, film and theater projects in order to capitalize on our rich
foundation established in Hollywood. We not only promote more African
Americans as artists, but have begun a "New Era" in the
For event information contact Program Director Ralph Scott at (310) 284-3170. For additional information visit www.BHERC.org. Tickets are $10. Ample street parking is available (or parking on the lot is $5.00).
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MEET THE FILMMAKERS
JULIE DASH Writer / Director / ProducerJulie Dash was born
and raised in New York City; she has toured nationally and internationally
with her work, and she has received numerous awards since embarking
on her film career. Her critically acclaimed short film "Illusions",
a drama set in Hollywood 1942, won the 1989 Jury Prize for Best Film
of the Decade, awarded by the Black Filmmakers Foundation. With the
debut of "Daughters of the Dust" in January 1992, Julie
Dash became the first African American woman to have a
PERRIER Writer / Director
MARCH Co-Writer / Co Director ~ JACQUELINE MCKINLEY
A DIFFERENT LIGHT 19 Min.
Misty and Jamal Law Fell in love, got married, and on the outside seemed like the perfect couple. When Jamal loses his job, Misty's support of her husband is misconstrued. At this moment their love for each other is put to the final test. Some wounds heal others last forever.
K. MARIE WALTERS Director / Producer
ALAN C. BEARD - Writer
native of Nashville, K. Marie is a 2002 graduate of Tennessee State
University where she earned a degree in Theater. After graduation,
K. Marie moved to New York City to work with Chris Blackwell's Palm
Pictures. Upon finishing her stint in the big apple she moved to Los
Angeles to begin her career in film. She has since worked with 20th
Century Fox and Walt Disney Pictures. K. Marie produced the films
Black Rose, 3 Stories Deep, In Time (2005 Sundance Official Selection)
and Without You, in which she wrote, directed and produced. K. Marie
IN CONFLICT WITH KISMET 13 Min.
One afternoon, a man confronts the woman who changed the course of his life some twenty years ago. After all this time, they still disagree about who was right. He wants to believe that he was. She has to believe that he wasn't.
DIXON Writer / Director
MISSING PEACE 23 Min.The Missing Peace is a rites of passage
tale about a 14-year-old girl, Larmort, whose name in English means
death. She lives in a small village with her weary but wise grandmother,
outside of the capital Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. It is 1991 and a coup
has just occurred leaving the country in turmoil. Larmort and her
grandmother rent a room to Emilie, a Haitian-American journalist,
who solicits Larmort's help in finding her missing mother. The Missing
Peace is an adaptation of a short story from the book "Krik
The Missing Peace is Rachel Benjamin's fifth narrative short film, and has worked on various feature films such as Spike Lee's Bamboozled, Barbershop I, and Spiderman II. Ms. Benjamin is currently working on the feature script adaptation of the novel Breathe, Eyes, Memory, featured on the Oprah Winfrey book club.
SOAP AND ROSES 33 Min.
Raymond is a good-natured janitor who works at a local supermarket and who in his off-hours volunteers at a community arts center assisting Julissa, a young idealistic artist. When he suddenly loses his job, this sparks a series of disconcerting episodes in Raymond's life, and he finds himself struggling to find solace in a world that demeans and rejects him. Finally when it seems there is nowhere he can turn, he reacts by striking out at the person he most admires; and thus begins Raymond's journey to resolve the consequences of an act he cannot reconcile.
RAE SHAW Writer / Director
recipient of the 2007 FRANCIS E WILLIAMS ARTIST GRANT, 2005 Guy Hanks
and Marvin Miller Screenwriting Fellowship and Delaware Division of
Event Contact: Ralph Scott (Program Director) 310.284.3170
Media Contact: Lynne Conner (Publicity4you) 818.749.9695
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