Films by Madeline Anderson

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Mon, 02/24/2020 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm

Q&A with Madeline Anderson and Michelle Materre

The Films

Directed by Madeline Anderson / 1960/1970 / 50 min

Honored by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture as the first black women to direct a documentary film, Madeline Anderson’s landmark films Integration Report 1 (1960) and I Am Somebody (1970), both newly scanned and digitized by the museum, bring viewers to the front lines of the fight for civil rights. A testament to the courage of the workers and activists at the heart of her films as well as to her own bravery, tenacity and skill, the films of Madeline Anderson are essential historical records of activism and formative works of cinema. From her childhood growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to her work with directors including Ricky Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker and the Maysles Brothers, Anderson’s spirit, example and vision continue to inspire today.
 A testament to the courage of the workers and activists at the heart of her films as well as her own bravery, tenacity and skill, the films of Madeline Anderson are both essential historical records of activism and a vital body of cinematic work.

Post-Screening Q&A

Madeline Anderson (Director), a pioneering filmmaker and television producer, is often credited as being the first black woman to produce and direct a televised documentary film, the first black woman to produce and direct a syndicated tv series, the first black employee at New York-based public television station WNET, and one of the first black women to join the film editor’s union. Anderson would go on to become the in-house producer and director for Sesame Street and The Electric Company for the Children’s Television Workshop. During the early 1970s, she also helped create what would become WHUT-TV at Howard University, the country's first, and only, black-owned public television station.

Michelle Materre (Guest Moderator) is Associate Professor of Media Studies and Film at The New School where she has been teaching since 2001, as well as the Director of the Media Management Graduate program in the School of Media Studies. Materre’s professional background spans more than thirty years’ experience as film producer, writer, lecturer, arts administrator, distribution/marketing specialist, film programmer, media consultant, Caribbean film scholar, and college professor. She co-founded one of the first African American owned film distribution companies, KJM3 Entertainment Group, and her critically acclaimed film series, Creatively Speaking, featuring work by and about women and people of color, is now in its 25th year. Ms. Materre is a current member of the Board of Directors of Women Make Movies and a former member of the Board of Directors of New York Women in Film and Television.

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Eventbrite - DCTV Presents: Winter 2019

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Please arrive 15 minutes early for guaranteed admittance. No-show tickets will be released at start time.
Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm

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This event is part of the Winter 2020 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film, taking place this Feb–Mar.

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