#1: Black Is The Color: The Art of Film Blackness, Michael B. Gillespie
Friday, April 2, 2021
Open to the Public: Register Here!
#2: Classroom Visit with Michael B. Gillespie
Monday, April 5, 2021
FMA Faculty and Students Only. Register Here!
(Students are encouraged to read these essays by Dr. Gillespie in advance of the classroom visit.)
Michael Boyce Gillespie is Associate Professor of Film at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is author of Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film (Duke University Press, 2016); co-editor with Lisa Uddin of Black One Shot, an art criticism series on ASAP/J; and editor of Crisis Harmonies, a music criticism series on ASAP/J. His research and writing focuses on black visual and expressive culture, film theory, visual historiography, popular music, and contemporary art. His recent work has appeared in Ends of Cinema, Black Light: A Retrospective of International Black Cinema, Flash Art, Unwatchable, ASAP/J, and Film Quarterly.
Dr. Gillespie is visiting at the invitation of the Racial Justice Task Force. The ILLUMINATIONS series is supported by The Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts, and produced by The Department of Film & Media Arts. This is the second visit in the speaker series organized by the Racial Justice Task Force, following the hugely successful visit of Production Designer Wynn Thomas. We would love to see you there!