2013 BLFF Screening "Alice Walker Beauty in Truth"
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
In collaboration with Georgia Tech, Spelman College, and Emory University, BronzeLens is pleased to present this pre-festival screening of Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. This beautifully made film tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman's journey from her birth in a paper thin shack in the cotton fields of Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the twentieth century. Walker made history as the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple, a universal story of triumph against all odds not that different from Walker's own. Born the eighth child of sharecroppers, her early life unfolded in the midst of violent racism and poverty during some of the most turbulent years of social/political changes in the U.S. The film offers a penetrating look at the life and art of an artist, a self confessed renegade and human rights activist. Directed and written by Pratibha Parmar.
VIP Reception immediately preceeds the screening, beginning at 5:00p.m. The audience is invited to stay for a talkback with Ms. Walker and the Director, Ms. Parmar, after the screening.
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BronzeLens Film Festival
The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009, that is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color.
In fact, the mission of the BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is two fold: to promote Atlanta as the new film mecca for people of color; and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers.