The Black List Short Film: She Persisted Every Person in New York Poll: Ties to Russia
In 2008, film critic Elvis Mitchell and photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders interviewed 25 prominent African-Americans about their lives—including Lorna Simpson, Vernon Jordan, Russell Simmons, Colin Powell, Suzan-Lori Parks and Susan Rice. The interviews were compiled into a book and an HBO documentary. Two additional "volumes" followed.
This Saturday, the Fisher Landau Center will screen all three films, from 1-5pm (admission is free). While you're there, be sure to see the Lorna Simpson sound installation Hypothetical, first seen at the 1993 Whitney Biennial.
Other ways to celebrate Black History Month: Unapologetically Black, Saturday February 25th (7:30 and 11pm) at the Apollo—the African American songbook remixed and a celebration of black protest music.
Hidden Figures, the uplifting, if woefully belated, celebration of the extraordinary African-American women who helped NASA get off the ground.
Filmmaker Steve Lippman has a new short film titled She Persisted, in which women, including Rosanne Cash, Carly Simon and Bridget Everett, read Coretta Scott King's letter on Jeff Sessions in solidarity with Elizabeth Warren.
Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.