Fighting Racism – Free Screening

June 16th, 2020

FilmNorth is proud to support Miami’s O Cinema, Magnolia Pictures, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in offering a FREE screening of the award-winning documentary TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM on Sunday, June 21st.

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ʼ70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. View the trailer here.


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Black Lives Matter: Actions + Filmmaker Resources

June 11th, 2020

New York City’s Downtown Community Television Center supports all who want to document protests while also protecting protesters and elevating BIPOC filmmakers to tell their own stories. Visit the DCTV website for an extensive list of valuable information and resources.

While DCTV’s impact has been measured nationally and internationally since 1972, its local roots remain strong. DCTV complements its own artistic achievements by working to extend the tools of television and electronic media production to a broader, more diverse set of artists.

Announcing the 2020 McKnight Media Artist Fellows

FilmNorth is pleased to announce the four Minnesota artists selected to receive the 2020 McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists. This year’s fellows are David J. Buchanan of Minneapolis, Cy Dodson of Minneapolis, Karen Frank of Columbia Heights, and Missy Whiteman of Pierz, MN.

Out of a field of 43 applicants, the four fellows were chosen by a national panel of media artists and curators: Bryce Norbitz, Director of Scripted Programming at Tribeca Film Institute in New York; Robert Patla, executive for WarnerMedia’s Talent Development and Programming department in Los Angeles; PJ Raval, a queer, first generation Filipino American filmmaker in Austin, TX; and Diana Williams, Executive Vice President of Content at MWM Universe in Los Angeles.

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