Reel Sisters Film Festival and Kumble Theater present: Naked Acts – 20th Anniversary
Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 6:30 PM
Reel Sisters Film Festival and Kumble Theater present
Naked Acts – 20th Anniversary
Director: Bridgett M. Davis, Narrative, Length: 1 hour, 27 min.
Theatrically released in 1998, Bridgett M. Davis’ Naked Acts is a seminal film exploring Black women’s sexuality, body image, and artistic pursuit. Beautiful aspiring actress Cicely (Jake-Ann Jones), who recently lost 57 pounds, has just landed her first role in a low-budget art film. She soon learns that the role requires a nude scene. Her dilemma: how to keep her clothes on and keep her part in the film? Cicely launches on a personal journey that unveils a secret she once kept hidden beneath her girth. Along the way, she discovers that emotional nakedness is far more revealing than taking off her clothes could ever be. Starring Renee Cox, Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) and Jake-Ann Jones.
Following the screening there will be a brief discussion with the filmmaker and Blerd City founder Clairesa Clay along with presentations of the filmmaker awards for the Reel Sisters 2018 Film Festival and Lecture Series.