Older Women & Love + The KKK Boutique Ain't Just Rednecks

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Introduced by Nzingha Kendall

Older Women and Love

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Through interviews and dramatizations, this taboo-shattering film offers a touching and often humorous look at social attitudes toward relationships between older women and younger men. The filmmakers are involved on both sides of the camera as they direct their multiracial cast in an insightful profile of older-younger relationships, while their subjects are candid and comfortable discussing the joys and problems of loving someone of a different generation. (Camille Billops & James Hatch, USA, 1987, 26 min.)

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The KKK Boutique Ain’t Just Rednecks

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Camille Billops and James Hatch trace the ways in which Americans have tried to ignore, deny, suppress, contain, tolerate, legislate, mock, and exploit racial discrimination within the United States. Like a modern-day Virgil and Dante, they drive, cajole, and lead their cast through a tour of the contemporary landscape of racism. (Camille Billops & James Hatch, USA, 1994, 59 min.)

Nzingha Kendall is a film scholar whose research focuses on black women filmmakers from across the diaspora. Her project, “Imperfect Independence: Black Women Filmmakers and Experimental Filmmaking” investigates the liberatory potential of black women’s experimental film practices. She has a PhD in American Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington, where she programmed films for the Black Film Center and Archive and the Indiana University Cinema. Nzingha was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. She is currently an assistant professor of film and screen studies at Pace University in New York City.