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Changing the cultural narrative -- one image at a time

TELEVISION & PUBLIC APPEARANCES

On the occasion of the recent restoration and re-release of Julie Dash's 1991 masterpiece Daughters of the Dust, BAMcinématek celebrates the black women directors who blazed the trail for that landmark film. The filmmakers represented in this series all worked far outside the mainstream, often with limited resources, overcoming a historically hostile system in order to tell their stories on screen.
On February 3, 2017, BAM Cinematek kicks off a three-week series called "One Way or Another: Black Women's Cinema 1970-1991." The series focuses on what these women were creating, what it took to get their films made, and why the focus is on those two particular decades from guest, Michelle Mattere, founder of Creatively Speaking Film series and Materre Media Consulting, who has co-programmed the BAM series.
To close out Women's History Month, the School Media Studies (http://www.newschool.edu/media-studies) at The New School (http://www.newschool.edu) will host a panel discussion about Changing the Face of Medicine: Black Women in Medicine, a one-hour documentary film by Crystal Emery, Media Studies alumna.

The Creatively Speaking is a film series founded by noted professor and filmmaker, Michelle Materre, now showing at My Image Studios at 46 West 116th Street. The series offers a curated experience and diverse forum for high quality media that conveys a realistic, universal portrayal of diverse communities. Shorts, documentaries and narrative films tell stories that are rarely presented in the mainstream media and are followed by lively and thoughtful discussions about the art and craft of filmmaking as well as the social issues presented in the films.

Creatively Speaking Film Series, Discovery Weekend, 2015.

This Q&A for our Closing Night film, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution features moderator Michelle Materre, filmmaker Stanley Nelson and film subject Jamal Joseph. This film screened on June 21, 2015 at the IFC Center in NYC.

Creatively Speaking Film Series, Spotlight Caribbean Weekend, 2015.

Media Watch Air date: Aug. 10, 2015 Host: Eric V Tait Jr. Guests: Filmmaker/MicroCinema co-proprietor Clairesa Clay and Creatively Speaking Film Curator/Distribution expert Michelle Materre. Subject: On the Bedford Stuyvesant opening and need for the new Luminal Theater Micro-Cinema being run by Curtis John and Ms. Clay.

Media Watch Air date: June 29, 2015 Hosts: Hosts: Eric V. Tait Jr. and Michelle Materre, Creatively Speaking Founder, Media Consultant, and Media Studies & Film Professor at The New School.

The New School and Haymarket Books  present: Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones discussing the new book: The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975. Moderated by School of Media Studies Assistant Professor, Michelle Materre.

Sponsored by the School of Undergraduate Studies at The New School for Public Engagement, Creatively Speaking Film Series presents a one day conference with two documentary films, a web series showcase, panels, and music. Become part of the dialogue, as we inform, engage and enlighten on three distinctive topics: global economics, women in higher education, and new trends in web series.

Sponsored by the School of Undergraduate Studies at The New School for Public Engagement, Creatively Speaking Film Series presents a one day conference with two documentary films, a web series showcase, panels, and music. Become part of the dialogue, as we inform, engage and enlighten on three distinctive topics: global economics, women in higher education, and new trends in web series.

We're throwing it back on a Tuesday folks! Check out our latest video for #REMEMBERTHETIMETUESDAY. Do you remember the time in May of 2013 when we attended Black Brown and Digital (BBDigital)? BBDigital is a web event featuring content creators of color.

Otelo Burning Star Sihle Xaba speaks about his life in South Africa and rise as a surfing sensation and now actor. This interview is conducted by Michelle Materre of My Image Studios in Harlem during the premiere of this great film.

 
 

PRESS COVERAGE

 That commitment came through in “One Way or Another: Black Women’s Cinema, 1970–1991,” which was recently named  the most important repertory series of 2017  by film critic Richard Brody of  The New Yorker .

That commitment came through in “One Way or Another: Black Women’s Cinema, 1970–1991,” which was recently named the most important repertory series of 2017 by film critic Richard Brody of The New Yorker.

National society of film Critics - film heritage Award 

 This is an award bestowed by The Society which represents movie criticism in the United States by supplying the official critic delegate to the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress and meets once a year in January to to vote on the Society’s awards for the finest film achievements of the previous year.

This is an award bestowed by The Society which represents movie criticism in the United States by supplying the official critic delegate to the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress and meets once a year in January to to vote on the Society’s awards for the finest film achievements of the previous year.

Forgotten Treasures of Black Women’s Cinema

 A new series at BAM Cinématek presents the work of black women filmmakers whose careers have been buried in the shrouds of time.

A new series at BAM Cinématek presents the work of black women filmmakers whose careers have been buried in the shrouds of time.

 

The New Yorker: List of Best Repertory Series of 2017

BAM 2017 | "One Way or Another: Black Women’s Cinema 1970-1991" 

Illustration by Olimpia Zagnoli - The New Yorker

April 2016

FEBRUARY 2016

 2016 Oscars By The Numbers 

2016 Oscars By The Numbers 

OCTOBER 2015 | DISCOVERY WEEKED

 Creatively Speaking Film Series Presents, Discovery Weekend: Uncovering Truths, Find Ourselves

Creatively Speaking Film Series Presents, Discovery Weekend: Uncovering Truths, Find Ourselves

SEPTEMBER 2015

CARIBEAN SPOTLIGHT

 PAN! Our Music Odyssey @ Creatively Speaking

PAN! Our Music Odyssey @ Creatively Speaking

march 2015

 Film Festival Initiative a Hit in Brownsville

Film Festival Initiative a Hit in Brownsville

February 2015 

TELL IT LIKE IT IS PRESS COVERAGE

 Trailer: Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968 - 1986

Trailer: Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents in New York, 1968 - 1986

 Tell it Like it is: Black independents in New York

Tell it Like it is: Black independents in New York

 Films by Jessie Maple in Lincon Center Series

Films by Jessie Maple in Lincon Center Series

 Hey NYC! A Black Indies Feast (1968-1986) Is Coming Your Way in Feb 2015, Courtesy of Film Society

Hey NYC! A Black Indies Feast (1968-1986) Is Coming Your Way in Feb 2015, Courtesy of Film Society

 Spike Lee Turns An Intriguing Eye To The 'Sweet Blood' Of Vampires

Spike Lee Turns An Intriguing Eye To The 'Sweet Blood' Of Vampires

 The Daring, Original, and Overlooked “Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One”

The Daring, Original, and Overlooked “Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One”

 50 Essential African-American Independent Films

50 Essential African-American Independent Films

 Peeling Back the Layers of Black Indie Film

Peeling Back the Layers of Black Indie Film

 Marginal Returns

Marginal Returns

 The Revolution Was Televised: On the Legacy of "Black Journal"

The Revolution Was Televised: On the Legacy of "Black Journal"

 THE GREATS OF INDIE BLACK CINEMA ARE AT LINCOLN CENTER

THE GREATS OF INDIE BLACK CINEMA ARE AT LINCOLN CENTER

 Lost and Found:  Kathleen Collins’s 1982 feature gets its first release at Film Society of Lincoln Center

Lost and Found: Kathleen Collins’s 1982 feature gets its first release at Film Society of Lincoln Center

 REVIEW: “Losing Ground”: An intimate look at a black woman’s long-awaited film

REVIEW: “Losing Ground”: An intimate look at a black woman’s long-awaited film

january 2015

 Filmmaker claims only a fraction of $9B pledged got to Haiti

Filmmaker claims only a fraction of $9B pledged got to Haiti