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Free Friday Films: Alma's Rainbow

2024-03-01 14:00:00 2024-03-01 16:00:00 America/New_York Free Friday Films: Alma's Rainbow Our Eyes Looking Through the Lens: Celebrating Female Directors Ives Main Library - Community Program Room

Friday, March 01
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-01 14:00:00 2024-03-01 16:00:00 America/New_York Free Friday Films: Alma's Rainbow Our Eyes Looking Through the Lens: Celebrating Female Directors Ives Main Library - Community Program Room

Ives Main Library

Community Program Room

Our Eyes Looking Through the Lens: Celebrating Female Directors

Join us at the Ives Main Library every Friday at 2 pm for a free film screening! The theme for March 2024 is Our Eyes Looking Through the Lens: Celebrating Female Directors

Alma’s Rainbow is about the life of teenager Rainbow Gold as she enters womanhood and navigates standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights women have over their bodies.

Emmy and NCAAP nominated director Ayoka Chenzira gained her interest in storytelling listening to women converse in her mother’s Philadelphia beauty parlor. She is one of the first African American women to write, produce and direct a 35mm feature film, Alma’s Rainbow, which was recently restored by the Academy Film Archive, The Film Foundation, and Milestone Films with funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation. Chenzira focuses on creating films and media that highlight stories about Black women, specifically concepts related to identity and standard of beauty for Black women. For more on Ayoka Chenzira, view her website here.  

Alma's Rainbow has a runtime of 1h 25 min and is not rated. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Literature, Arts, and Culture |

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Ives Main Library

Phone: 203-946-8130

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The Ives Main Library, designed by renowned architect, Cass Gilbert in 1911, is a cornerstone of the historic New Haven Green. The facility is a community treasure and features unique design details, including several WPA-era murals. Ives is open 54 hours a week, Monday-Saturday, and houses major public service departments for children and teens as well as adult reference, a computer tech center and Ives Squared, a newly renovated space for innovation and entrepreneurship.

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