Jan 12, 6:30-9pm in Piedmont venue and Jan 14, 3pm in Oakland venue
Edythe Boone was a young mother living in low-income housing in Harlem when she organized her first mural project -- her goal: to build a sense of community among her neighbors. The now seventy-something artist moved to the East Bay a short time later, and has been creating community-building murals here ever since.
In the Appreciating Diversity Film Series' next film, A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone, filmmaker Mo Morris follows the tireless Boone as she guides current East Bay students and seniors through the mural-making process. The film not only demystifies how the huge, complex art works are made; it also demonstrates how the process of working together to produce a piece of public art reinforces important community values like long-term thinking, self-esteem, and teamwork. The Bay Area is alight with literally thousands of murals. They dot, and in some cases define our neighborhoods. They are as rich and diverse as our population.
At a time when the Ghost Ship fire makes the challenges artists face to stay and work in the Bay Area heartbreakingly clear, Boone's work, and that of all Bay Area muralists, are a tangible testament to the critical importance of art here. Join us in learning more.
2015 Audience Favorite at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Two FREE screenings:
WHEN: Thursday, January 12. Doors open 6:30 PM; screening 7 PM, Panel 8-9PM
WHERE: Ellen Driscoll Theater, 325 Highland Ave, Piedmont
WHEN: Saturday, January 14, 3 PM screening, 4 PM panel
WHERE: The New Parkway, 474 24th Street (between Telegraph & Broadway), Oakland
Contact maude [at] diversityfilmseries.org
or 510 655 5552.
Free, no RSVP needed.