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The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen

The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen

Event Type: screenings, LGBT, dance, politics, documentary

Sat Jun 3 5pm
$10, $7 mbrs | + $3 at the door General Public tickets › Members tickets ›

Overview

Overview The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen

Dir. Jennifer Abod, PhD | 2016 | 73 min.

THE PASSIONATE PURSUITS provides a window into the life of Angela Bowen who grew up in inner city Boston during the Jim Crow era, and went on to become a classical ballerina, a legendary dance teacher, a black lesbian feminist activist organizer, writer and professor. 
For six decades Bowen has influenced and inspired untold numbers, speaking out as strongly for the Arts, and Black and Women’s Rights as she has for LGBT Rights. Candid, compelling, and inspiring, PASSIONATE PURSUITS depicts Bowen's life across the decades, with archival footage, timeless musical selections, photographs and interviews. 

Bowen’s stories reveal how the challenges of race, class, gender, age, and sexuality played into her decisions and strategies for survival. PASSIONATE PURSUITS is important film for anyone who wants to know more about the experiences and complexities of black women’s lives and the emergence of Black Feminism.

5pm | $10, $7 mbrs | + $3 at the door

Also in the 2017 Rainbow Fest Line Up:
Hot Shorts | 7pm 
Mommie Queerest hosted by Betty O'Hellno | 9:30pm  


Get a pass for the whole program for just $25, $20 mbrs | RAINBOW PASS

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