#GoodRead | A Film Series Honors Black Women Directors

Rosanne Katon in Julie Dash’s 1982 short film, “Illusions,” which is part of the series “One Way or Another: Black Women’s Cinema 1970-1991” at BAMcinématek. (credit: UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Rosanne Katon in Julie Dash’s 1982 short film, “Illusions,” which is part of the series “One Way or Another: Black Women’s Cinema 1970-1991” at BAMcinématek. (credit: UCLA Film and Television Archive)

"A Film Series Honors Black Women Directors":

“There are many stories to be told and many battles to begin.”

This determined cry from the heart — this battle cry — arrives at the end of Julie Dash’s 1982 short film, “Illusions,” about a black woman working in the old Hollywood. It also helps sum up the importance of the BAMcinématek series “One Way or Another: Black Women’s Cinema 1970-1991,” which starts Friday, Feb. 3. A rich, satisfying dive into the film archives, this series is at once an act of celebration and reclamation, as well as another reminder that the history of movies is also a history of struggle for equality.

Read Manohla Dargis' full article at The New York Times here…