Public Screening of Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth with Director Pratibha Parmar
Fri, October 18, 2013 • 1:30 PM • CMB Studio 4D
The Department of Radio-Television-Film's 20th Annual Gender & Sexuality Lecture announces a public screening of "ALICE WALKER: BEAUTH IN TRUTH," followed by a Q&A with award-winning film director Pratibha Parmar
1:30 pm on Friday, October 18 in CMB Studio 4D.
Winner of the Frameline Film Festival Life Time Achievement Award and honored with The Visionary Award by the One in Ten Film Festival (2007)
Pratibha Parmar is renowned for her cutting-edge films which cross genres and boundaries.
Parmar’s films include A PLACE OF RAGE (1991), a documentary on African American women and the civil rights movement featuring Angela Davis and June Jordan; KHUSH (1991), one of the first films to give voice and visibility to South Asian gay and lesbian people; and WARRIOR MARKS (1993), which documented female genital mutilation in Africa at a time when the subject was taboo globally. More recently, she released NINA’S HEAVENLY DELIGHTS (2006/7), an award-winning narrative feature film, about a woman who returns to Glasgow to run her deceased father’s curry restaurant and the romance that catches her by surprise.
ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH (82 min.)
Winner of Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature Film, QFest, Philadelphia
Parmar’s exquisitely realized documentary brings into intimate view the extraordinary life and vision of Alice Walker. Born in a paper-thin shack in the cotton fields of Eatonton, Georgia, Walker made history in the 1980s as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her groundbreaking novel, THE COLOR PURPLE. This universal story of triumph against all odds echoes Walker’s own trajectory from a sharecropper’s daughter to a key writer of the 20th century, in the face of racism, sexism, homophobia and the controversy that has surrounded her outspoken political beliefs and defiantly unclassifiable romantic life. BEAUTY IN TRUTH provides a penetrating look at a life lived with passionate commitment to truth and justice.
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