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"Mother's Milk: A Film Quilt"

Friday, July 06, 2018
12:00pm

Location Chautauqua Cinema

Admission to the Chautauqua Cinema for this special presentation is free to anyone with a Chautauqua gate pass on a first-come, first-served basis. Concessions will be available for purchase.

As Chautauqua Institution concludes a week investigating the theme “American Identity,” the Chautauqua and surrounding communities are invited to attend a special presentation of the innovative film project “Mother’s Milk: A Film Quilt” by Larry Powell. The film (63 minutes) will be presented at 12 p.m. at Chautauqua Cinema, located at 25 Wythe Ave. on the grounds of Chautauqua. A talkback with Powell will follow the film.

Powell, who is also the lead in Chautauqua Theater Company’s presentation of An Octoroon, says of the film: “[It] is a response piece that speaks to our troubling times of oppression and injustice. Its aim is to help educate the world of tomorrow, our teens and students, and civilians, on why violence doesn’t work and why worthiness and self- love does. It is a radical reinvention of media to help address these social issues.”

“We are honored to partner with Larry Powell and the Chautauqua Cinema to bring this film and talkback experience to our community,” said Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill. “The challenges of our time are also reflected in our very own community. This calls us to embrace every opportunity possible to engage in civil dialogue on issues of oppression and injustice to open up the possibility that new levels of awareness and understanding can emerge.  That’s what this entire week has been about and it’s the centerpiece of Chautauqua’s mission.” 

Admission to the Chautauqua Cinema for this special presentation is free to anyone with a Chautauqua gate pass on a first-come, first-served basis. Concessions will be available for purchase.

About Larry Powell

Larry Powell (Executive Producer / Creator / Sparrow) was last seen as Rexy/Jason in “The Legend of Georgia Mcbride” at The Geffen Playhouse (Ovation, LA Drama Critics Circle Nod). Also, seen/heard as MLK in L.A. Theatre Works production of “The Mountaintop” (Audie Award Nom). Other recent credits include Junior in L.A. Theatre Works' “Between Riverside and Crazy”; Felix in South Coast Repertory’s “Curve of Departure.” As well as, his acclaimed performance in “Lost In The Stars” at UCLA's Royce Hall directed by Anne Bogart and the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new play Seared at San Francisco Playhouse (SFDCC Nomination). He played Homer in CTG's production of “Father Comes Home From The Wars” to an Ovation & NAACP Award Nomination. He also originated the role of Associate Pastor Joshua in Lucas Hnath's “The Christians” (Humana Festival; Playwrights Horizons; Mark Taper Forum). Other Credits: “The Mountaintop” (Actors Theatre of Louisville); “While I Yet Live” (Primary Stages); The Brothers Size (Actors Theatre of Louisville); “Broke-ology” (Lincoln Center Theater & Kansas City Rep); Four seasons at the Obie Award-winning Fire This Time Festival; “Bronzeville” (Robey Theatre Company, NAACP Award nomination). Upcoming Films: “The Browsing Effect.” Larry is also a published playwright and writer of a collection of bold, new plays (including “Lost Dog,” “Realness” and “Night Cap”). He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he won the Roth-Levine award for acting in his senior year.

 

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