Los Angeles Harper Lecture Featuring Jacqueline Stewart, AM’93, PhD’99

The L.A. Rebellion: Black Cinema and Social Change

$10/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for UChicago graduates from the current academic year
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association philanthropic societies
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Explore the films and legacy of the L.A. Rebellion, a group of fiercely independent Black film and video artists that formed at UCLA in the 1970s and 1980s. The group—including Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Haile Gerima, Billy Woodberry, Jamaa Fanaka, Barbara McCullough, Ben Caldwell, and Zeinabu irene Davis—shared a desire to create alternatives to the mainstream and blaxploitation modes of cinematic narrative, style, and practice.

Film scholar Jacqueline Stewart, AM’93, PhD’99, leads an examination of works that reflected the full complexity of Black experiences.

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Event Details

2:00 p.m. Registration and networking
2:30 p.m. Presentation and discussion
3:30 p.m. Reception

Parking Information

Valet only: $18 event rate

Featured Faculty

Jacqueline Stewart’s (AM’93, PhD’99) research and teaching explore African American film cultures from the origins of the medium to the present, as well as the archiving and preservation of moving images, and “orphan” media histories, including nontheatrical, amateur, and activist film and video. She is the author of Migrating to the Movies, a pioneering study of early African American filmmakers and audiences. Stewart directs the South Side Home Movie Project and serves as an appointee to the National Film Preservation Board. She is cocurator of the L.A. Rebellion Preservation Project at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, which generated the award-winning book L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema. She has appeared on Turner Classic Movies presenting works from the critically acclaimed five-disc box set she cocurated, Pioneers of African-American Cinema (Kino Lorber).

To learn more about Stewart’s work, buy L.A. Rebellion, read an interview with her about the project, and read her article in the catalog for the landmark Now Dig This! show at the Hammer Museum.
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