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Outdoor Films & Live Performances
August 7 – August 27
Independent films! Live performances! Once again, Street Movies! is making an appearance throughout Philadelphia, offering free family-friendly events in our own neighborhoods. Back for its 18th summer, Street Movies! events highlight community voices from across the city. The exciting line-up of animated, documentary, and independent films explore issues of community concern and celebrate cultural histories. Featured performers include renowned poets Sonia Sanchez and Ursula Rucker, Los Bomberos De la Calle, and the SEAMAAC Hip Hop Heritage B-Boy Crew. More Info
Street Movies! is made possible with support from PECO
Friday, August 21, 7:00 PM
In 2005, Adama Bah, a Muslim girl from Harlem at age 16 became the youngest person to be swept up by the FBI in a terrorism investigation. Released after 6 weeks with no charges, Adama must struggle to keep her family together when her father is deported.
Friday, September 11, 7:00 PM
Tiberino: The Art of Life
(USA, 2015, 85 min) directed by Derrick Woodyard and Joseph Tiberino
The Tiberino family, often referred to as “The West Philly Wyeths,” have been creating art in their Powelton Village
neighborhood for over half a century. Joe Tiberino, his late wife Ellen Powell Tiberino, and their children have firmly
established themselves in Philadelphia’s art community and beyond. Produced over a three-year period, the film serves as
a chronicle of the family’s history as Philadelphians and artists.
Producers' Forum - Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema at UCLA directed by Zeinabu Irene Davis (USA, 2016, 90 min)Posted April 30th, 2015 by Hye-Jung
Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 PM Special Work-In-Progress Screening
Zeinabu irene Davis in person
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members
Co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Social Justice Series, with special thanks to Josslyn Luckett and Dean John Jackson
Spirits of Rebellion provides intimate access to key filmmakers trained at UCLA who are identified with the movement known as the L.A. Rebellion, including Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Haile Gerima, Barbara McCullough, Billy Woodberry and Davis herself, at work and in discussion. The film engages the origins of the name “L.A. Rebellion,” the importance of public education to this group and in today’s world, and the intriguing question, “What is a Black film?”
Zeinabu irene Davis is an independent filmmaker and Professor of Communication at UC San Diego. Her work is passionately concerned with the depiction of women of African descent. Her films include Mother of the River, A Powerful Thang, Cycles, Trumpetistically Clora Bryant, and her feature film, Compensation that was selected for the dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival (2000).