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filmmaker * actress

My short documentary Cakes Da Killa: NO HOMO screens at NewFest LGBT Film Festival this Saturday, July 26th at 1:30 pm. We screen alongside a strong line up of shorts at the Walter Reade Theatre. Should be a fun time. Come play! #NewFest2014

My short documentary Cakes Da Killa: NO HOMO screens at NewFest LGBT Film Festival this Saturday, July 26th at 1:30 pm. We screen alongside a strong line up of shorts at the Walter Reade Theatre. Should be a fun time. Come play! #NewFest2014

crankyskirt:

The Life & Times of Doris Payne: A Tale of Carats, Cons, and Creating Your Own American Dream

Find out how a poor, single, African-American mother from segregated 1930s America winds up as one of the world’s most notorious and successful jewel thieves.
A glamorous 83-year-old, Doris Payne is as unapologetic today about the $2 million in jewels she’s stolen over a 60-year career as she was the day she stole her first carat. With Doris now on trial for the theft of a department store diamond ring, we probe beneath her consummate smile to uncover the secrets of her trade and what drove her to a life of crime. Stylized recreations, an extensive archive and candid interviews reveal how Payne managed to jet-set her way into any Cartier or Tiffany’s from Monte Carlo to Japan and walk out with small fortunes. This sensational portrait exposes a rebel who defies society’s prejudices and pinches her own version of the American Dream while she steals your heart.

You damn right, I’m watching this. Shit, I’m pissed that a crew of chicks hasn’t made a concept album in tribute to this woman. #femmeoutlaw
Especially since black criminals have so often been characterized as brutish and ignorant, while jewel theft is lionized as a crime for sophisticated masterminds who outsmart authorities (read: smartypants white dudes who do Mission Impossible type shit).

crankyskirt:

The Life & Times of Doris Payne: A Tale of Carats, Cons, and Creating Your Own American Dream

Find out how a poor, single, African-American mother from segregated 1930s America winds up as one of the world’s most notorious and successful jewel thieves.

A glamorous 83-year-old, Doris Payne is as unapologetic today about the $2 million in jewels she’s stolen over a 60-year career as she was the day she stole her first carat. With Doris now on trial for the theft of a department store diamond ring, we probe beneath her consummate smile to uncover the secrets of her trade and what drove her to a life of crime. Stylized recreations, an extensive archive and candid interviews reveal how Payne managed to jet-set her way into any Cartier or Tiffany’s from Monte Carlo to Japan and walk out with small fortunes. This sensational portrait exposes a rebel who defies society’s prejudices and pinches her own version of the American Dream while she steals your heart.

You damn right, I’m watching this. Shit, I’m pissed that a crew of chicks hasn’t made a concept album in tribute to this woman. #femmeoutlaw

Especially since black criminals have so often been characterized as brutish and ignorant, while jewel theft is lionized as a crime for sophisticated masterminds who outsmart authorities (read: smartypants white dudes who do Mission Impossible type shit).

(via witchsistah)

Experiment 02 #family #mama #brother #16mmfilm #analogfilmmaking #analoggirlinadigitalworld #familyportrait

yearningforunity:

Image of 2 female mas camp dancers; they are wearing leopard print costumes and leopard print headdresses.
Caribana on Centre Island.
1967
Photographer: Bruce Reed

yearningforunity:

Image of 2 female mas camp dancers; they are wearing leopard print costumes and leopard print headdresses.

Caribana on Centre Island.

1967

Photographer: Bruce Reed

(via nocturnalphantasmagoria)