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Directed by Zeinabu Irene Davis in 1989, Cycles tells the story of a woman as she anxiously awaits her overdue period and performs African-based rituals of purification. She cleans house and body, and calls on the spirits (Orishas in the Yoruba tradition), receiving much needed inspiration and assurance in a dream. The film combines beautifully intimate still and moving images of the woman’s body and home space, along with playful stop-motion sequences.

First day back to work selfie. Limited edition as I am in city office over the weekend.
#larebellion #rebellion #rugbae #rebelscum #gay #gayrugby #larugby

Henry Gayle Sanders and Kaycee Moore in #CharlesBurnett’s KILLER OF SHEEP 🔊 Soundtrack: #DinahWashington, "This Bitter Earth" "This bitter earth / Well, What a fruit it bears / Oooh / This - bitter earth / And if my life / is like the dust / Oooh / That hides the glow of a rose / What good am I / Heaven only knows / No, this bitter Earth / Yes, can be so cold / Today you're young / Too soon you're old / But while a voice / Within me cries / I'm sure someone / may answer my call"

KILLER OF SHEEP 📽 @filmpodium [CH] August 27-28-31 | Released by #ReadingBloom & #MilestoneFilm

#femalefilmmakerfriday - #juliedash, an American #film #director, #writer, and #producer. Dash received her #MFA in 1985 at the @ucla #filmschool and is one of the graduates and filmmakers born out of a time known as the #larebellion. 📷 @gettyimages

KILLER OF SHEEP by #CharlesBurnett 📽 27-28-31 August 2018 at @filmpodium in #Zurich 🎙”KILLER OF SHEEP trascends its realistic aesthetic, and, in his trascendence, achieves something heartbreaking and sublime.” @indiewire | Restored by Ross Lipman & UCLA Film & Television Archive | Released by @milestone_films and #ReadingBloom

#LAunforgotten
TLDR: Watts and broken communications
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#otd in #lalife and #lahistory telephone line repairman Gary Ballard went into the heart of Watts to fix a major target: communications infrastructure. During the rebellion, snipers shot out and vandals cut many of the telephone boxes and lines enabling phone calls in and out of the neighborhood. All this social pressure you have been witnessing against calling the cops of Black folks living their lives? Well back then and for just a moment, rebels put their contempt for this practice into violent action. That’s assuming, of course, it was Black snipers rather than cops and/or guardsmen who did not want calls coming out, calling for help, to coordinate actions, or to tell the outside world what was happening. Of course, the press lavished this behavior with attention as more proof these incidents reflected inferiority on the part of “rioting” inner-city Blacks who indiscriminately destroyed their own community, rather than rebels tactically involved with a struggle for self-rule.
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#LA #LosAngeles #History #BlackHistory #Watts #WattsRebellion #LARebellion #Electrician #Repairman #Sniper #BulletHole #NoCopsZone

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When the Groom Sits in on Bass EVERYONE gets their 📱📸 out to record the moment. Great job @lettherebex and @emceetee was also loving it!!

KILLER OF SHEEP by #CharlesBurnett 📽 27-28-31 August 2018 at @filmpodium in #Zurich 🎙”An American masterpiece, independent to the bone... This may be Mr. Burnett’s most radical truth-telling.” Manohla Dargis, @thenewyorktimemagazine | Restored by Ross Lipman & UCLA Film & Television Archive | Released by @milestone_films and #ReadingBloom

Bold, independent works from our L.A. Rebellion collection can be seen in @bamcinematek's “Say It Loud: Cinema in the Age of Black Power, 1966-1981” series, happening now through August 30!
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In the late 1960s, a group of African and African-American students entered @ucla_tft as part of an Ethno-Communications initiative designed to be responsive to communities of color. Now referred to as the "L.A. Rebellion," these mostly unheralded artists created a unique cinematic landscape, as—over the course of two decades—students arrived, mentored one another and passed the torch to the next group. In 2011, the Archive launched a major effort to identify, preserve and share this important part of film history. #LARebellion

THANK YOU to the Department of Afro-American Research Arts Culture for the HD clip. “Black Sister’s Revenge” Also known as “Emma Mae” (1974) - Following her mother’s death, a sweet, young girl from Georgia moves to Compton. She quickly falls in love with a local drug pusher, but their romance is cut short when he’s jailed for beating up a cop. She soon realizes who she needs to become to free her boyfriend and survive the streets of LA.
Written and directed by Jamaa Fanaka, it is considered a quintessential film from the LA Rebellion Film Movement - a movement by black film students at UCLA who wanted to show more authentic stories as an alternative to classic Hollywood cinema.

I've been filling up my soul reviewing these powerful, revolutionary films getting ready to screen at #BAM for the "Say it Loud: Cinema in the Age of Black Power, 1966-1981". I started Sunday and got right to it with "The Murder of Fred Hampton" I think we forget sometimes that this was just a few decades ago. Last night I watched "American Revolution 2" & "Wattstax" (a concert doc to commemorate the Watts Rebellion.) #IsaacHayes #TheBarkays #TheDramatics #TheEmotions and so many others performed to a stadium of 100,000 beautiful black people. Dancing. Fists in the air. 👊🏾✊🏽Afros. Pimp hats. The sound. Attitude. Message. I still feel it. Candid conversations with #RichardPryor and the community were intertwined between the concert, but what fascinated me the most were the conversations in American Revolution with the poor white "street kids" who called themselves #youngpatriots; middle class whites and the #BlackPanthers. It struck me how the art of having a conversation toward action steps is missing today. Meaningful debates. Listening. Learning. Understanding. Unpacking. Sharing differences between class + culture, is missing. Progressive whites talking to ignorant whites, is missing. Real community leadership + unity is missing. And quite honestly a lot of us don't have the tools because we are standing on the debris of the past, confronting race in a way we haven't before. A lot of us still lost in the trauma. A lot of us don't know history so we don't know ourselves. There's just so many layers to peel back, but programming like this is a helluva start! I hope everyone who hasn't seen these films will enrich and educate yourselves with this experience. The historical context juxtaposed against today's current political climate is mind blowing. Although I am enjoying watching at home, rewinding and playing back what I didn't hear--I will be hitting the theater to get the full experience. Plus I want to see "The Spook Who Sat By The Door" in the theater! And I want to feel that bass in my chest from that #60smusic! Aug 17-30 #blackpower #blackliberation #LARebellion #thelearningtree #jamesbaldwin #liberation #knowledgeispower #BROOKLYN #blackfilm

“Black Sister’s Revenge” Also known as “Emma Mae” (1974) - Following her mother’s death, a sweet, young girl from Georgia moves to Compton. She quickly falls in love with a local drug pusher, but their romance is cut short when he’s jailed for beating up a cop. She soon realizes who she needs to become to free her boyfriend and survive the streets of LA.
Written and directed by Jamaa Fanaka, it is considered a quintessential film from the LA Rebellion Film Movement - a movement by black film students at UCLA who wanted to show more authentic stories as an alternative to classic Hollywood cinema.

#LAunforgotten
TLDR: From Marquette Frye to S.S. John B. Weller
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#otd in #lalife and #lahistory a police cruiser pulled over a pair of young Black men in a car in Watts 1965. Marquette Frye was a teenager who had been out drinking. His erratic driving caught the eye of an officer who proceeded to arrest him. His brother ran off a couple blocks to get their mother. Not drunk, she could save the car from the impound, a fatal outcome for many a Black-owned car those days in L.A. Once impounded, fines often resulted in a car that LAPD would eventually sell and use to buy more weapons and equipment. Frye’s mother tried to talk the officers into leaving the car with her. Roughly arresting her too before a growing crowd, the police provoked a rain of thrown rocks and bottles. That very hot August night, when few wanted to stay indoors in apartments and houses lacking air conditioning, folks instead rebelled. They burned stores and institutions, oftentimes belonging to cutthroat White businessmen living out in the suburbs or on the Westside. The passion for resistance against White Supremacy echoed back into the past, a time in California history when relations between Whites and Natives broke down to the point where a government official, then a senator but later governor exclaimed Indians: “will be exterminated before the onward march of the white man…humanity may forbid, but the interest of the white man demands their extinction.”
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#LA #LosAngeles #History #BlackHistory #NativeHistory #WhiteSupremacy #Police #PoliceAbolition #Genocide #Watts #WattsRebellion #LARebellion #BLM #BlackLivesMatter

Wwhhhoouuaaah je retrouve sa ! 11 12 ans sont passé ! C'est ouf le temps passe trop vite ! 🤔😊💓 ! #larebellion #thegangstashit 😂😂😂

Does it make me a rugby player now ??? 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣 #cub #bear #sexybear #rugby #gayrugby
#rebellion #larebellion #rebellionrugby #rebellionla

I may not have the best hands when it comes to catching rugby balls, but I will never drop a beer. #larebellion #rookies #gayrugby #endofseasonparty video by @scruffer1967

It took a Beyoncé homage for Julie Dash to finally gain some of the respect she deserves. But since #QueenBey is a little busy we’d like to use this #FemaleFilmmakerFriday to at least begin the reappraisal of another icon from the L.A. Rebellion: Zeinabu irene Davis.
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Davis has been making brilliant work for decades, but most of it is unavailable beyond the occasional screening. Gems like Cycles, A Powerful Thang, and Mother of the River explore different facets of Black womanhood and Black history with Davis’ unique vision and experimentation.
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Her only narrative feature, Compensation, is especially worthy of restoration. It tells the story of two relationships 90 years apart between a deaf woman and a hearing man. Michelle A. Banks portrays both women and is an absolute revelation. Hearing actors are still (offensively) being cast in deaf roles and this film, among its many merits, shows how this is wrong morally AND artistically.
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So next time one of Davis’ films is screening in your city go see it! And if you work for a university or library order her work from @womenmakemovies!
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#ZeinabuireneDavis #LARebellion #Cycles #APowerfulThang #MotheroftheRiver #Compensation #Beyoncé #JulieDash #DaughtersoftheDust #MichelleABanks #deafactors #ASL #silentfilm #blackfilm #UCLA #UCLAfilm #UCSD #UCSDfilm #womendirectors #femalefilmmakers #womeninfilm

Passing Through ~ 1977 ~ Larry Clark #underseencinema #larryclark #larebellion #betterthanstarwars

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