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Signature image for L.A. Rebellion is a still from Ashes & Embers (1982)
October 13, 2011 - 12:02 pm

Along with her lampoon rap video titled A Period Piece (1991), the UCLA Film & Television Archive chose to wrap up the opening weekend of its "L.A. Rebellion" series with director Zeinabu irene Davis’ 1989 short, Cycles (1989). As the end of the opening weekend’s programming, Cycles is a poignant choice.

At tonight’s Q&A session after the films, Zeinabu irene Davis voiced her frustration with her students’ tendency to undervalue the experience of seeing a film in a theater with an audience.

In Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification (1979), longtime friends Barbara McCullough and Yolanda Vidato collaborate to explore the idea of ritual and its ability to connect two different times and places.

Bernard Nicolas screened his short film Daydream Therapy at the Billy Wilder Theater on Saturday, October 8th. Nicolas participated in a Q & A after the screenings and described his journey as an artist, his inspiration for the film, and his more recent career as a therapist.

After watching Haile Gerima’s, powerful and preachy Bush Mama, I felt full of emotions but sadness, rage and bewilderment come to mind first.