“Cinema Remixed & Reloaded:” Artist/Scholar Talk with Carroll Parrott Blue and Neena Barnette

Delve into the thinking behind the work at the CAMH’s “Cinema Remixed & Reloaded,” a talk with artists Carroll Parrott Blue and Neena Barnette. The exhibition looks at the contributions of black female film and video artists over the last 30 years, including those of Barnette and Blue, who will talk about their own work as well as that of other artists. Sure to be discussed is Blue’s documentary The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing, in which she compares her mother’s experience as a black woman living in the segregated South with her own. Both women fought for change, but while her mother was a community activist, Blue chose to be an artist. Dawn at My Back includes images from the classic ‘50s film Imitation of Life, which she and her mother watched together and disagreed about. 2 p.m. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose. For information, call 713-284-8250 or visit www.camh.org. Free.
Sat., Nov. 15, 2 p.m., 2008
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