Black Cinema Discussion Panel

Black Cinema Discussion Panel

Please join us for a special panel discussion focused on the history, cultural significance, and current standing of Black cinema, featuring a panel of industry professionals. Presented by a collaboration between the Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts, the Center for African and African American Studies, and the International Film Series.

Panelists include:

Writer/Director Charles Burnett. Charles Burnett is an unsung master of American cinema who led the way for black independent filmmakers to tell their stories on-screen with poetic-realist revelations like KILLER OF SHEEP and TO SLEEP WITH ANGER.

Actor Sy Richardson. A gifted actor with an impressive filmography, you may remember Sy Richardson from such films as TO SLEEP WITH ANGER, REPO MAN, and STRAIGHT TO HELL.

Filmmaker Katrina Miller. Director of THIS IS [NOT] WHO WE ARE. "Storytelling and visual art have always played a big part in my existence and I put the fire I have for life into the work I do."

Filmmaker/Actor Mtume Gant. As a Filmmaker Mtume Gant's films have screened in festivals such as Aspen Shortsfest, Cucalorus and Ashland Independent Film Festival with numerous awards for his projects.

Hosted by Assistant Professor and Filmmaker Skinner Myers. Skinner Myers is an award-winning filmmaker based out of Los Angeles. He has written and directed 12 films, including THE SLEEPING NEGRO, La Tierra del Exodo, Nightmares by the Sea, Things of Beauty Burn and Frank Embree, which took home the Grand Jury Award at Hollyshorts.

Black Cinema Discussion Panel

Free show!

Mon February 12, 7:30 PM, VAC Basement Auditorium (1B20)



10 films for $60 with punch card
$9 general admission. $7 w/UCB student ID, $7 for senior citizens
$1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet
Free on your birthday! CU Cinema Studies students get in free.


Pay lot 360 (now only $1/hour!), across from the buffalo statue and next to the Duane Physics tower, is closest to Muenzinger. Free parking can be found after 5pm at the meters along Colorado Ave east of Folsom stadium and along University Ave west of Macky.


Park elsewhere and catch the HOP to campus

International Film Series

(Originally called The University Film Commission)
Established 1941 by James Sandoe.

First Person Cinema

(Originally called The Experimental Cinema Group)
Established 1955 by Carla Selby, Gladney Oakley, Bruce Conner and Stan Brakhage.

C.U. Film Program

(AKA The Rocky Mountain Film Center)
First offered degrees in filmmaking and critical studies in 1989 under the guidance of Virgil Grillo.

Celebrating Stan

Created by Suranjan Ganguly in 2003.

C.U. Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

Established 2017 by Chair Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz.

Thank you, sponsors!
Boulder International Film Festival
Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

Looking for a gift for a friend?
Buy a Frequent Patron Punch Card for $60 at any IFS show. With the punch card you can see ten films (a value of $90).

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