Big Words (2013)
Members of a once-promising hip-hop group, now in their late 30’s, struggle with regret, disappointment, and change on Election Night 2008.
Directed by Neil Drumming
(Digital. 93 min. Not Rated.)
September 18, 2013
Black Film Center/Archive, Wells Library, Room 044
1320 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN. 47405
The Black Film Center/Archive is proud to host the film screening of Big Words as part of the film series A Call to Action: Ava DuVernay and AFFRM.
Winner of the Best Director award at Sundance in 2012, Ava DuVernay is a veritable trailblazer in the independent film world. In addition to writing, directing and producing her own films, DuVernay launched a groundbreaking film distribution venture, the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM), in 2011. Through a strategic alliance with a network of African American and African diasporic film festivals, AFFRM achieves wider theatrical distribution for the independent films on its carefully curated roster than was ever open to them through dominant distribution channels. By challenging the terms of participation for black filmmakers in American cinema, AFFRM is, as DuVernay has noted, not so much a business as a call to action. The series is sponsored by the Black Film Center/Archive, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Department of American Studies, Department of Communication and Culture, Film and Media Studies program, IU Cinema and Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Council.