Movie Screening- The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Contact: Chilmark Library
Address: 522 South Road
Email: [email protected]
Admission fee: Free
Relevant Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/155353341787711/
February 21st the Chilmark Library will be showing the documentary “The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen” as part of the M.V. Women’s Committee Winter Film Series. Throughout February and March the MV Women’s Committee will be screening movies by and about women across the island. This movie at the Chilmark Library will focus on Angela Bowen, a dancer and artist who grew up in Boston and later formed a dance school for low income kids in New Haven Connecticut. This inspiring film is by award winning documentary filmmaker Jennifer Abod, PhD, who wrote and directed “The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde,” and this film has won numerous awards including the Audience Award for Best Documentary Film at the Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at The New Haven Documentary Film Festival and Winner for US History Category at PBS’s “To the Contrary Film Festival.” Angela Bowen channeled her art and dance into social activism and education, becoming the first recipients of a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies and African American History at Clark University. For six decades Bowen, classical dancer and teacher, Black lesbian feminist activist, and professor has influenced and inspired untold numbers speaking out as strongly for the arts, Black and Women’s Rights as she has for LGTBQ+ rights. A member of the Women’s Committee will be at each screening, to facilitate discussion after the film. Please see www.mvwomenscommittee.com for more information about the entire film series.