Reel Sisters Film Festival in association with Kumble Theater present: Black Women’s Joy: How Do You Play? – Little Sallie Walker
Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Reel Sisters Film Festival in association with Kumble Theater present:
Black Women’s Joy: How Do You Play? – Little Sallie Walker
Reel Sisters in association with Kumble Theater will kick off the Reel Sisters Film Festival and Lecture Series’ 20th Anniversary season with Black Women Joy: How Do You Play? Join us for a preview of Marta Effinger-Crichlow’s Little Sallie Walker, a documentary that tells the story of Black women and childhood play. The title of the film is inspired by the classic follow-the-leader game Little Sallie Walker. In the film, Black women ages six to ninety-six from across the United States reflect upon their relationships with childhood play and, in doing so, expose how this ignored legacy helps them cope in America. Enjoy an evening of fun and sharing stories with the filmmaker and special guests after the screening. Little Sallie Walker is a work-in-progress, for information visit www.littlesalliewalker.com.
Marta Effinger-Crichlow (Producer/Director/Writer) is an interdisciplinary artist who uses film, theatre and literature as she focuses upon black women and girls and freedom and place. She is the author of Staging Migrations Toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones, the past recipient of a Pittsburgh Multicultural Arts Initiative grant and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. In 2014 The Network Journal selected Effinger-Crichlow as one of their “25 Influential Black Women in Business.” She received her PhD from Northwestern University and her MA from Yale University. She teaches in African American Studies at CityTech (CUNY). In 2017, Effinger-Crichlow received an IFP JustFilms Fellowship from the Made in NY Media Center.