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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.

Spirits of Rebellion was saturated with the rich history of several pioneers of the L.A. Rebellion period. As I watched, I was reminded of the origins of my own inspiration as a filmmaker. So many of the notable personalities reviewed by Spirits of Rebellion were filmmakers whose works I saw in my youth in the 1980s.

As a first-time viewer of Daughters of the Dust, I am blessed that my first encounter with it was through this newly restored print. According to viewers and members of the cast and crew—including Ms. Dash herself—at Friday’s screening, this was the best the film has looked in years.