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Webinar: Film Collectives and the New Negress Film Society
On November 16, 2023, Samantha Sheppard (Cornell University) spoke with Stefani Saintonge and former member Chanelle Aponte Pearson about the genesis and evolution of this groundbreaking film collective in light of the challenges that impact Black women’s filmmaking. In the ten years since its founding in 2013, the New Negress Film Society (NNFS) has supported the voices of Black women and non-binary filmmakers by radically reimagining the process of cultural production. This webinar examines what it means to operate on the margins of mainstream routes for Black cinema, along with how Black feminist community engenders collectivizing. This webinar builds off an article on the topic by Samantha Sheppard in FQ's Fall Issue. Moderated by FQ editor-in-chief Rebecca Prime.
Webinar: Black Infinite: New Directions in Black Film and Media
On June 1, 2023, Film Quarterly hosted a webinar analyzing the vitality of film and media as objects of black study. Given the historical momentum surrounding the study of black film and media today and FQ's special dossier (Spring 2023), dossier editor Michael Boyce Gillespie and FQ editor B. Ruby Rich moderate a conversation that compels deeper inquiry into the stakes of this research. With dossier contributors Racquel Gates, Walton Muyumba, Julie Beth Napolin, and Yasmina Price, and respondent Samantha Sheppard.
TCM Introduction to Ten Nights In A Barroom with Jacqueline Stewart and Samantha Sheppard INTRO
Join TCM host Jacqueline Stewart and special guests each Sunday this month for a collection of films honoring Black History Month. Sunday, February 6 12:15 AM: Ten Nights in a Barroom (1926) with Dr. Samantha Sheppard
Critical Perspectives on Black Women's Filmmaking @ Sojourner Truth Festival of the Arts 2023
On March 4, 2023, Film Quarterly sponsored the scholar response roundtable for the 2023 Sojourner Truth Festival of the Arts (University of Chicago). Participants: Courtney R. Baker, Terri Francis, Racquel Gates, Michael Gillespie, Hayley O’Malley, Miriam Petty, Yasmina Price, Samantha N. Sheppard, and Allyson Nadia Field (moderator)
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