Filmmakers: Janet Goldwater, Barbara Attie, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
The poet, scholar, social activist and architect of the Black Arts Movement with “razor blades in her teeth” lights up the big screen with words and music. This recently released film from Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon premiered at the prestigious Full Frame Festival in April and was awarded the Audience Award for Documentary at the 2015 BlackStar Film Festival.
90-minute film introduced by Philadelphia Performance Poets Pat McLean and Debra Powell-Wright; followed by appearances by Philadelphia filmmakers Attie and Goldwater and composer of original music score Evan Solot.
Event partner: American Composers Forum, generous funder of Solot’s musical score of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez.
This event is part of Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia. Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia is a project of Painted Bride Art Center that uses the arts and public dialogue to bring seemingly invisible cultural memories to light and enrich our city’s history. Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.