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Mixed Movie Monday - Brooklyn

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Community Village Sites's curator insight, July 25, 10:03 PM


Mon, Aug 4, 6:30pm


Imitation of Life


Free

Refreshments offered at each screening, as well as a prize raffle from our sponsor, Fluent City. 


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The first of three screenings and discussions in our series on mixed identity in film, this 1959 Lana Turner classic tells the story of an African-American woman and her light-skinned, mixed-race daughter who passes for white. Post-screening discussion led by author and CUNY sociology professor, Erica Chito-Childs, who has an academic focus on mixed couples and families.


Future Monday Movies:
 

  • My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
  • Toasted Marshmallows (2013) with discussion from the filmmakers after movie.


Co-sponsored by MixedRaceStudies.org


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Growing up ’50-50′ in Santa Fe

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Novelist Sandra Ramos O'Briant, in an article posted on the Huffington Post's Latino Voices section, weighs in on growing up in Santa Fe
Novelist Sandra Ramos O’Briant, in an article posted on the Huffington Post’s Latino Voices section, weighs in on growing up in Santa Fe “50/50″ – Anglo and Hispanic.
She’s the author of “The Sandoval Sisters’ Secret of Old Blood,” which won International Latino Book Awards for Best Historical Fiction and Best First Book in 2013. The book is about New Mexico sisters caught up in the Mexican-American war.
Her piece in the Huffington Post, part of a “tag” blog about diversity in literature by a series of writers, is headlined “Bullied: Diversity, Differentiation, Distinction.”

“In Santa Fe, New Mexico, I attended barrio schools and was bullied for my O’Briant surname. My classmates refused to believe my mom was Latina. Being a 50/50 was not easy. Diversity is a term I embrace, and not just ethnically. I hate being stereotyped and having my choices restricted, not only in my life, but in the lives I create for my characters.It begins:
“Most of my characters have been set apart from others in some way. A bullied child is an isolated child, and reading was my escape … . What I learned is that there is more that humans have in common with one another than what racially, ethnically or culturally separates us. The kids who bullied me acted out of ignorance that had been passed down for generations. I was lonely, but gained strength from my isolation; I learned to make my own path.”
O’Briant, born in 1949, then introduces her novel and continues:
“That’s the long way of saying that I began my historical research to answer the burning question that had so cruelly affected my youth: Why did the Latino kids in Santa Fe hate Anglos, especially Texans?
“Answering this question led to an examination of war, class, education, the role of women, religion and superstition during the Mexican-American War. Santa Fe, N.M., an area now known as an artistic and tourist mecca, was the first foreign capital conquered by the U.S. It had a profound impact on the people there.”
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Rooney Mara to play Native American in Pan, a "multi-racial" movie

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Rooney Mara has scored the role of Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.' upcoming Peter Pan re-living. Will this raise a few eyebrows?
Community Village Sites's insight:

According to EthniCelebs Rooney Mara's heritage is
- Irish, German, French-Canadian (father)
- Irish, Italian (mother)

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The Butler: Films exposes history of racial segregation at the White House

The Butler: Films exposes history of racial segregation at the White House | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
REVIEWS have been somewhat mixed but audiences love it and Barack Obama was reduced to tears when he saw it.
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Zendaya Cast To Play Aaliyah In Lifetime Biopic

Zendaya Cast To Play Aaliyah In Lifetime Biopic | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Recording artist Zendaya will portray Aaliyah in a Lifetime film about the R&B sensation who died in a plane crash at the height of her stardom. The biopic will be filmed this summer and is scheduled to air this fall, the network announced Monday. It will trace a career that began with Aaliyah’s debut on “Star Search” at age 10. In August 2001 her life was cut short when her plane crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway. She was just 22

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Madonna to direct new film Ade: A Love Story about an interracial island romance

Madonna to direct new film Ade: A Love Story about an interracial island romance | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Despite past failures, Madonna is set to direct another movie, this time about an African island romance.
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Black Women, White Women and '12 Years a Slave'

Black Women, White Women and '12 Years a Slave' | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Michaela Angela Davis at Jezebel joins the flock of literary giants parsing 12 Years a Slave by examining the complicated relationship that was created during slavery and still persists between black women and white women.
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'Belle' rises above race, speaks to the heart

'Belle' rises above race, speaks to the heart | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Born out of wedlock and of mixed race, Belle's artistocratic upbringing defies the conventions of 18th century slave era England.
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