¡Murales Rebeldes! Film Series:

A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 6:00PM

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<p><em>A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone</em></p>

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A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone

Join us for the third film that celebrates our exhibition¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals under Siege, A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone.

Watch the film, then meet the director, Marlene "Mo" Morris and mural artist Edythe Boone, who will answer questions from the audience about the film.

Please reserve your tickets in advance. There is limited seating.

About the Filmmaker

Mo’s intimate character-driven storytelling uses humor and authenticity to invite audiences into the complex lives of her protagonists. Her work confronts challenging social issues while inspiring us to embrace our common humanity and work toward a more socially just and peaceful world.

Mo produced and directed the 2015 documentary A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone which screened internationally, earned festival awards for Best Documentary and Audience Favorite and was broadcast nationally on public television’s Emmy award-winning America ReFramed series. She has produced short videos for organizations on topics as wide-ranging as education, ecology, sexual violence, choral music and restorative justice. She has associate produced and edited on film projects with internationally acclaimed Bay Area filmmakers Jed Riffe, Maureen Gosling and Abby Ginzberg and collaborated to produce the Silence Speaks video compilation for StoryCenter.

Years of social justice activism and professional experience as a mediator and immigration attorney enrich Mo’s approach to documentary filmmaking. She is a 2013 Bay Area Video Coalition MediaMaker Fellow and won a 2017 CINE Golden Eagle Award. A New Color marks her documentary feature directorial debut and she lives in Berkeley.

About the Film:

A NEW COLOR: The Art of Being Edythe Boone focuses on the life and work of muralist, activist and educator, Edythe (Edy) Boone, a self-taught artist from East Harlem who moved to the San Francisco Bay area in search of a safe environment for her children. Best known for her work on the landmark San Francisco Women’s Building MaestraPeace mural, Boone paints walls to build bridges toward unity. Filmed over five years, Morris follows Boone, the fit septuagenarian, who became an artist and activist simply because empowering and building community is the right thing to do. Concerned about the exceedingly high number of senseless deaths of young Black men across the U.S., Boone includes these injustices as part of the narrative in her murals, which she creates with seniors and youths, alike. Black Lives Matter vigils hit close to home when her own nephew Eric Garner becomes a victim and his last words -- I Can’t Breathe -- become part of the nation’s cry for justice. Morris’ intimate portrait celebrates the ordinary life of an extraordinary individual—one who is transparent about life, love and fear in the Black community, and who inspires others to live more fully.

Broadcast nationally on PBS WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed and winner of the 2017 CINE Golden Eagle award, A NEW COLOR has screened worldwide winning awards for Best Documentary and Audience Favorite Documentary.

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