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Film Screening | Abbey Lincoln Is

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

| $0 – $10
Film Screening  ABBEY LINCOLN IS

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MoAD presents a four-week film series in conjunction with Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, a photographic exhibition focussing on how the Black Pride movement manifested in fashion and in jazz & soul music. Dr. Tanisha C. Ford writes in the catalogue, “Jazz set the rhythm for all of Brathwaites’s work… he is a son of the modern Jazz age.” The Black Power & Jazz film series complements the exhibition with works on representative and still influential icons of the era — from the widely celebrated performer Abbey Lincoln to the community-based California Jazz musician Horace Tapscott — as well as touching on the era’s “L.A. Rebellion” independent film movement.

ABBEY LINCOLN IS (Paul Raoux, 52 minutes, 1998) A Bay Area premiere.

For more than 50 years, jazz singer, songwriter and movie actress, Abbey Lincoln lived her life in a way that demanded respect – as an artist and as a Black woman. In this rare portrait, she discusses her career, her relationships with other musicians such as former husband/collaborator Max Roach and Miriam Makeba and how she integrated art and activism The documentary features clips from live musical performances and from her film appearances. Gallerist and cultural critic Ashara Ekundayo will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.


February 19, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$0 – $10
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Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
685 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 United States