Rockland Cinematheque Presents: Two Short Films by Madeline Anderson
We are very excited to share these exceptional films and spend a moment together! All ticket proceeds go directly toward screening rights & production fees. We believe in the significance of arts programming choices and in their unique power to inform and embolden the current movement for racial justice and democracy. We sincerely thank you for your direct support in expanding this community's cultural offerings.
Irene Yadao, Jo Silver & Joanna Spinks
Curators, Rockland Cinematheque
Images Courtesy Icarus Films
ABOUT THE FILMS
Named to the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress, preserved by the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, and widely available for the first time, Madeline Anderson's I AM SOMEBODY (1970), along with her pioneering INTEGRATION REPORT 1 (1960), the first known documentary directed by an African American woman, bring viewers to the front lines of the fight for civil rights.
In 1969, black female hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina went on strike for union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in a confrontation with the state government and the National Guard. Featuring Andrew Young, Charles Abernathy, and Coretta Scott King and produced by Local 1199, New York's Drug and Hospital Union, I AM SOMEBODY is a crucial document in the struggle for labor rights.
Recognized as the first documentary ever directed by an African-American woman, INTEGRATION REPORT 1 examines the struggle for black equality in Alabama, Brooklyn and Washington, D.C., incorporating footage by documentary legends Albert Maysles and Ricky Leacock, protest songs by Maya Angelou, and a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.
A testament to the courage of the workers and activists at the heart of her films as well as her own bravery, tenacity and skill, the films of Madeline Anderson are both essential historical records of activism and a vital body of cinematic work.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
-This is NOT a drive-in. Please bring a beach chair and anything else to enjoy the film outdoors.
-Screening will take place in the parking lot behind The Lincoln Street Center.
-Please arrive by 6:30, film starts at 6:45.
-Leave your car at the edge of the large lot, there is plenty of space.
-Seating locations will be clearly marked at 10 feet apart.
-Masks are required when you are not in your seat.
-No restrooms. The entire event will be under 90 minutes.
-ALL ARE WELCOME REGARDLESS OF ABILITY TO PAY. Please reach out if the suggested contribution is not in your budget: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincoln Street Center Parking Lot (Ver)
24 Lincoln St.
Rockland, ME 04841