The Black Cinema Is… “The Story of a Three-Day Pass”


Romi Crawford, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, presents:
Baadassssses, Blipsters, and New Waves:
The Matter of Black Exceptionalism in Van Peebles’s Story of a Three-Day Pass

We’ll be kicking off one of our most anticipated film series in late October. “The Black Cinema Is…” features a guest speaker who introduces a film he or she feels is important to an understanding of black cinema. The inaugural presentation is by Romi Crawford from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, who will introduce and then lead a discussion on Melvin Van Peebles’s feature film debut, the 1968 film The Story of a Three-Day Pass.

Romi Crawford is an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was previously the Curator and Director of Education and Public Programs at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Her research and curatorial work revolve primarily around ideas of race and ethnicity and the relation to American visual, aesthetic, and popular culture. She has published in Art Journal; Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Film and Video Artists; Black Light/White Noise: Sound and Light in Contemporary Art; Frequency; and Art and Social Justice Education: Culture as Commons.

Black Cinema House
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