Interrupted: Prologue to a Mem-noir is Pamela Woolford's latest film release, which had a limited virtual run in the fall of 2020 and an online film-premiere event attended by 1.5 thousand. The film, which is a memoir short about anti-Blackness in America, may screen at the Pamela Woolford 2021 solo show at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery. For more info about the film, click to view the film website below.
ART AS A RESPONSE TO ANTI-BLACKNESS
Our Film-Launch Event
Art as a Response to Anti-Blackness was the virtual film-launch event in September 2020 for Interrupted: Prologue to a Mem-noir which was attended by more than 1.5 thousand people. It was a dynamic conversation inspired by the film with panelists jazz-great Bob James, two-time NAACP Image Award-nominated author Marita Golden, and Joseph Lewis, founder of Black Bottom Film Festival and executive director of Jazz Bridge. Lindsey Yancich, gallery manager at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, spoke about the interdisciplinary art of of Pamela Woolford, who also participated in the panel. Andy Shallal of Busboys and Poets and Dr. Charles Chavis of George Mason University cohosted.
Art as a Response to Anti-Blackness was an event in the A.C.T.O.R. series (A Continuing Talk On Race) co-sponsored by Busboys and Poets and the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.
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The online premiere of Interrupted: Prologue to a Mem-noir is made possible with the generous financial support of United Way of Central Maryland; Mosaic Center for Culture and Diversity at University of Maryland Baltimore County; Maryland State Arts Council; and Leah Mazur and Drew Willard and the generous in-kind support of Busboys and Poets; Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery; Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University; St. Mary’s College of Maryland Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies; Bob James; Resonance Records; Elite Planning and Marketing; and Mary Ann McGrail.