Join Art + Practice for a conversation with filmmakers Alile Sharon Larkin, Cauleen Smith and Dana Washington. The conversation will be moderated by The Broad’s Program Manager Jheanelle Brown. More information forthcoming.
Alile Sharon Larkin is an acclaimed “L.A. Rebellion” filmmaker and multicultural artist-educator. Her films, Your Children Come Back To You (1979), A Different Image (1982) and The Kitchen (1975), have screened at community centers, libraries, film festivals and exhibitions, universities and museums locally, nationally and internationally.
A partial list of the diverse venues Larkin’s films have been showcased include the British Film Institute, BAMcinematek, MoMA, Cinema du Reel, Iconic Black Panther, The Black Cinema House, Black Portraitures III, Whitney Museum, Smithsonian Museum, Howard University’s James A. Porter Colloquium, KAOS Network, Mercado La Paloma, King Center, Malcolm X Center, William Grant Still Art Center, Filmex and London Black Film Festival.
As a public school teacher with LAUSD, Larkin made filmmaking a part of her elementary classroom curriculum for over twenty-five years. Larkin was awarded ten Video-in-the-Classroom awards (VICs) from KLCS-TV for teacher-produced videos that documented student learning in textile arts, storytelling, yoga, jazz, women’s history, Kwanzaa and African-inspired dance.
Larkin’s films for children include Dreadlocks and the Three Bears and Mz Medusa. Mz Medusa was a collaborative effort of students, teachers, administrators, parents, professional crew and actors.
Her documentary Miss Fluci Moses is a tribute to the local librarian, poet and beloved aunt of Alonzo and Dale Davis (Brockman Gallery).