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I Be Done Been Was Is: An Interview with Director Debra Robinson

I Be Done Been Was Is: An Interview with Director Debra Robinson

Our events coordinator Zachary Baker-Salmon interviewed Debra Robinson, the director of I Be Done Been Was Is, in preparation for our screening of her film at the DuSable Museum of African American History on March 7, part of the Margaret Burroughs Centennial Film Series. Debra will be at the screening! So will comedian Kellye Howard!...
Video Workshop at Family Saturday, Feb. 4

Video Workshop at Family Saturday, Feb. 4

Kids aged 8 years and above will learn how to operate video and sound recording equipment and then will collaboratively film part of a live performance. Free enrollment!
Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society's Dream Films, Feb. 22

Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society’s Dream Films, Feb. 22

A selection of 16mm films created by the Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society, which encouraged members to reenact their dreams on film and analyze them. Curated by artist, filmmaker, and author Zoe Beloff.
Rats, Roaches, and Resistance: Housing Activism Films with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Apr. 1

Rats, Roaches, and Resistance: Housing Activism Films with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Apr. 1

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, leads a discussion of films about tenant organizing struggles.
I Be Done Been Was Is with comedian Kellye Howard, March 7

I Be Done Been Was Is with comedian Kellye Howard, March 7

Debra J. Robinson's 1984 documentary I Be Done Been Was Is profiles four hard-working and hilarious black women comedians—Alice Arthur, Rhonda Hansome, Jane Galvin-Lewis, and Marsha Warfield—following them on the road and backstage as they ply their craft in an industry that is dominated by men, particularly white men.