Yvonne Welbon has produced and distributed over 20 films including Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis@ 100, winner of ten best documentary awards—including the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary, and Sisters in Cinema, a documentary on the history of black women feature film directors. Her films have screened on PBS, Starz/Encore, TV-ONE, IFC, Bravo, the Sundance Channel, BET, HBO and in over one hundred film festivals around the world. She recently produced The New Black, an award winning documentary by Yoruba Richen. Her current project is Sisters in the Life: 25 Years of Out African American Lesbian Media-making—a web based online community building project that includes a book of essays, a documentary, an archive and a mobile app. Originally from Chicago, Welbon received a B.A. from Vassar College, an M.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She is also a graduate of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women. Welbon is an assistant professor in the journalism and media studies department at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC and a Visiting Faculty Fellow in Women's Studies at Duke University. Director Yvonne Welbon will be in attendance to host a post-screening Q&A with the audience.
Saturday, January 11th // 7:00pm social hour // 8:00pm screening // Chicago Filmmakers' Screening Space - 5243 N. Clark St. in Andersonville // $10 admission CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE
11th Annual Dyke Delicious: Celebrating lesbian-themed and boundary-breaking females in film. Guest curated by Sharon Zurek of Black Cat Productions.