Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ash� Cultural Arts Center Newsletter

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Ash� Cultural Arts Center Newsletter


Check it out. Starting Tonight, June 7, 2012
New Orleans Loving Festival - "The Loving Story"

Multiracial Identity
"Multiracial Identity"

June 7, 2012
Reception, 6:00 p.m. | Film screening, 6:30 p.m.
Ash� Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Free and open to the public.
This award-winning documentary, written by Brian Chimera, explores the social, political and religious impact of the multiracial movement. "Opens up a set of honest and timely conversations about race and mixed race in the United States...." (Andrew, Jolivette, Chair, American Indian Studies, San Francisco State). Call (504) 569-9070.

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New Orleans Loving Festival: "The Loving Story"

June 12, 2012

Reception 6:30 p.m. | Film screening, 7:00 p.m.

Ash� Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Free and open to the public

Celebrate the New Orleans Loving Festival with a FREE screening of the acclaimed documentary The Loving Story June 12 at Ash� Cultural Arts Center. It is co-presented by the New Orleans Film Society, HBO, Press Street, and the Charitable Film Network.

The New Orleans Loving Festival was started in 2011 in response to a Louisiana Justice of the Peace who refused to issue a marriage license in 2009 to an interracial couple in Hammond, Louisiana. The festival is modeled after "Loving Day" multicultural celebrations across the country that organize people to fight racial prejudice through education and build multicultural community.
Arrive early for a 6:30 p.m. reception. The screening will start at 7:00 p.m., and there will be a short discussion following the screening with a panel of speakers including Hamilton Simons-Jones, Annette Hollowell, and others.

About the film
A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who fell in love and married at a critical time in American history. Because of a confluence of social and political turmoil, our reluctant heroes bring about change where previously no one else could. They are paired with two young and ambitious lawyers who are driven to pave the way for Civil Rights and social justice through an historic Supreme Court ruling, changing the country's story forever. Click here to watch the trailer.

Black folk don't
"Black Folk Don't"

June 26, 2012 | Screening: 6:30 p.m

Ash� Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Free and open to the public

The New Orleans Film Society and BlackPublicMedia present the premiere of the second season of the web series Black Folk Don't on Tuesday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Ashe Cultural Arts Center. The screening is FREE and open to the public and will include a post-screening Q+A with series creator and director Angela Tucker.

Featured in Time Magazine's "10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life," Black Folk Don't is an irreverent documentary web series exploring the grey areas between stereotype and truth. Black Folk Don't questions the notion of normative behavior and comes to the conclusion that black folk don't agree on what blacks do and don't do.

This season, the team travelled to Louisiana to get New Orleanians' take on six new topics voted on by viewers. These topics include camping, eating disorders and more. Interviewees include Melissa Harris Perry and Toure. Click here to watch the trailer. Call (504) 569-9070.

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