In Conversation With... Julie Dash

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One of the leading lights of the L.A. Rebellion and director of the celebrated Daughters of the Dust — the first film by an African American woman to receive a general US theatrical release — Julie Dash joins us for this special onstage discussion as part of our retrospective L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema.

One of the leading figures of the L.A. Rebellion movement, pioneering independent filmmaker Julie Dash is best known for her celebrated 1991 film Daughters of the Dust, which became the first feature by an African American woman to receive a general US theatrical release, and was later placed on the US Library of Congress' National Film Registry, joining a select group of American films to be preserved as national treasures. As the special opening event of our retrospective L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema, Ms. Dash joins Cameron Bailey, the Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, for an onstage discussion about her own career and the enduring cinematic legacy of the L.A. Rebellion.

Julie Dash holds the Bob Allison (Allesee) Endowed Chair in Media in the Department of Communications at Wayne State University