"Festivals create and expand taste, cinematic sensibilities, and ways of storytelling as a
way to dynamically make and remake our aesthetic, social, and cultural
values through the stories brought to screen about who we are, where we
came from, and what we want."
"Curatorial practices around film, video, and new media technology carry the potential to repossess and radicalize the heart of cinema." The Scholar & Feminist Online
"Festivals are portals that expand the limits of our film culture. Filmmakers of color bring more than film prints with them to festivals; they bring networks and affiliations — of directors, writers, producers, and actors — that literally grow to occupy space in the theaters and thus create contexts for different ways of looking through their very physical presence."
In Time Out of Joint: Recall and Evocation in Recent Art, Whitney Museum ISP Exhibition Catalogue. New Haven:
Yale University Press.
"Festival curatorial practices can challenge exclusionary formations of film culture – and prompt an urgent reconceptualization of to whom it belongs, who lays claim to it, to whom
it speaks and who talks back."
Sisters in the Life: 25 Years of Out African American Lesbian Mediamaking (1986 - 2011), Eds. Yvonne Welbon and Alex Juhasz (Duke University Press).
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