Women’s History Month Double Feature: Black Beauty Revolution in Film
Enjoy films and dialogue with African American women filmmakers about the power of black women’s beauty.
1pm - Nappy: The Politics of Hair
Nappy deals with the complex relationship between black women and western ideals of beauty. The film tells the story of 14 black women and girls who chose to stop straightening their hair and “go natural.” Join filmmaker Lydia Ann Douglas for a post-film discussion.
"smart and engaging" - Baltimore Sun
2:30pm - Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution
(91 minutes) The famed fashion show “Grand Divertissement at Versailles” pit French haute couture against American ready-to-wear designers in a runway show for industry dominance. The use of models of color opened the eyes of royalty, jet-set millionaires, and icons including Andy Warhol. The event revolutionized fashion forever. The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 and has been called an "enjoyably dishy documentary" by the Los Angeles Times. Join filmmaker Deborah Riley Drapers and runway models Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, and Charlene Dash for a post-film discussion.
"This is an excellent story, and Ms. Draper tells it clearly and stylishly" - New York Times