Workshop in African-American Film


Instructor: Bob Devine
Every other Wednesday starting March 10
7:00P @ Nonstop
Free

Please join these screenings and discussions of important but difficult to access narrative films by African-American directors form the 1920s to the present (listed below).

Wednesday March 10 — Oscar Micheaux and the Red Summer of 1919

Wednesday March 24 — Michael Roemer, Nothing but a Man, 1964

Wednesday April 7 — Bill Gunn, Ganja and Hess, 1973

Wednesday April 21 — Charles Burnett, Killer of Sheep, 1977

Wednesday May 5 — Julie Dash — Daughters of the Dust, 1991

Wednesday May 19 — Cheryl Dunye, The Watermelon Woman, 1996

For further information call (937) 232-9906

About the Instructor: Bob Devine was one of the founding members of Antioch College’s critical communications program, has been teaching courses in media and social change, film and communications theory for forty years, and has been actively involved in the fields of community media, public access and participatory democratic media outside the academy. His field work has involved the start-up, leadership and management of the Dallas, Milwaukee and Manhattan community access systems, as well as policy planning, system design, community ascertainment and system evaluation for a number of access organizations across the country. Bob has served on the Editorial Board of Community Media Review a number of times, and has contributed to that journal for several decades. He has also served on the national Board of the Alliance for Community Media. In 2005 he served as Interim Executive Director of Manhattan Neighborhood Network, and in 2008 he served an extended term as an Executive Consultant for ‘‘Ōlelo Community Media in Honolulu, these organizations being the two largest community media centers in the country. At Antioch, Bob served as Academic Dean in 1994-95, and then as President of the College from 1996-2001, while continuing to teach in the field of communication and community media. Most recently Bob taught courses and independent studies for NonStop. Bob is the 1994 recipient of the Alliance for Community Media’s “George Stoney Award for Humanistic Communications” recognizing his national contributions to the field of community media, and the 2002 recipient of the Antioch College Alumni Association’s “J.D. Dawson Award” recognizing his contributions to the College. Bob is also co-author of Interdisciplinary Communication: A Cross Disciplinary Approach, and director of several dozen documentaries.