Black to the Future: My Adventures in Becoming Me

Tue, Apr 13, 2021, 4:30 pm
Location: 
via Zoom
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Public / Open To All
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Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Black to the Future

Join us April 13 for the 2021 Meredith Miller Memorial Lecture with Cheryl Dunye, Director, Writer, Producer and Founder of Jingletown Films. Dunye's work touches on themes of race, sexuality, and gender.

She first emerged as part of the “Queer New Wave” of young filmmakers in the early 1990s. Her first feature film, The Watermelon Woman, won the Teddy Award for Best Feature at the 1996 Berlin International Film Festival.

In 2015, Cheryl’s multi-award winning short film Black is Blue was named one of the top five "Must See Feminist Films" by IndieWire. It is now being developed into a feature film with Laverne Cox attached to star in the lead. In 2016, Cheryl was named a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in the field of Filmmaking.

In recent years, Cheryl has entered a new wave of her career as a director for episodic television, first by joining Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey for two episodes on Season 2 of OWN’s Queen Sugar.

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