FILMS AT CAAM EXPLORE THE CULTURE OF BEAUTY IN AMERICA WITH THOUGHT-PROVOKING DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER

It’s been noted that “beauty is not one’s own, but a reflection of one’s culture.” During the month of November, the California African American Museum (CAAM) branded series, Films at CAAM, will present four documentary screenings that will explore the impact and ramifications of America’s cultural obsession with beauty, pageants, competitions and images.   

Each documentary screening will begin at 7 p.m., every Thursday, from November 8th through November 29th, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.  

In an effort to highlight the need for realistic and relevant images of women, CAAM will present the following documentaries:

 

Thursday, November 8, 2012 – First Position (2011, 90 min.)

First Position features the inspirational footsteps of six ballet dancers’ struggle to maintain form in the face of personal injury and personal sacrifice as they enter the most prestigious youth ballet competition in the world.

 

Thursday, November 15, 2012 – Miss Representation (2011, 90 min.)

This documentary exposes how mainstream media continues to underrepresent images of women in positions of power and influence, and would prefer to promote images that suggest a woman’s power lies in her beauty and sexuality alone.  Following the documentary, Apryl Michelle Brown who lost all of her limbs as a result of illegal butt injections, will tell her story.

 

Thursday, November 29, 2012 – Beauty Culture (2011, 30 min.) 

Photographer Lauren Greenfield interviews a group of high school students as they discuss how female beauty is defined and how supermodels, plastic surgery, toddler beauty pageants and spray tans are depicted as part of modern American culture.  Former model Bethann Hardison and actress Jamie Lee Curtis are featured. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012 – The Souls of Black Girls (2009, 52 min.)

Filmmaker, Daphne Valerius takes a stark look at the relationship between historical and existing media images, as well as the self-image disorders, of African American women as a result of trying to attain the standards of beauty that are instituted.  Cultural critic Chuck D., Jada Pinkett-Smith, Gwen Ifill and Regina King are featured in this documentary.

 

Immediately following each screening there will be a Q&A and panel discussion with stylists and film producers to discuss the issues of beauty that plagues America.

 

For more information visit www.caamuseum.org. RSVPs are strongly encouraged at (213) 744-2024.  CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, 90037.  Follow CAAM on twitter @CAAMinLA and “Like” CAAM at www.facebook.com/CAAMinLA.

 

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS IN THE CAAM GALLERIES:

 

Coloring America: Selections from the California African American Museum’s

Permanent History Collection opening October 31, 2012 – January 27, 2013 

Shared Thread in CAAM’s Courtyard through December 30, 2012 

African American Military Portraits from the American Civil War: Selected Images from the Library of Congress Collections through January 20, 2013 

Legacy of the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company:  More Than a Business through March 3, 2013 

Go Tell it on the Mountain through April 7, 2013 

 

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM

The California African American Museum (CAAM) researches, collects, preserves and interprets for public enrichment the history, art and culture of African Americans. Chartered by the California State Legislature in 1977, CAAM is a state supported institution and a partner with the 501(c)(3) non- profit organization Friends, the Foundation of the California African American Museum. In addition to its permanent collection of over 3,000 objects of art, artifacts and historical documents, CAAM also houses a research library containing more than 20,000 volumes, employs and trains high school students through its Young Docents program, and hosts in-house curated exhibitions and traveling exhibitions on a regular basis.  The museum also tours CAAM exhibitions throughout California and the nation.

###

 

Views: 92

Comment

You need to be a member of Leimert Park Beat to add comments!

Join Leimert Park Beat

Leimert Park Beat is the news and social network for Leimert Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Stay informed. Join now!

 

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.

• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of your business or the school play? Upload them.

WHAT STORIES WOULD YOU SUGGEST? Let me know.

With your help, LeimertParkBeat.com raised money to hire reporters, graphic artists and community members to cover our area.
Read the stories - Urban Economy 411, Redevelopment Hell and One of these don't belong.

Latest Activity

DojO- updated an event
Thumbnail

"In The Village" · THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop w/ Sensei LATIF ☾Nov.☽ at The World Stage - Art, Education & Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

November 1, 2014 at 12pm to November 29, 2014 at 2pm
                               Support yOur Stage SOS Save yOur Stage"It takes a Village" -  African proverb"Jazz state of mind" - Duke" At The 'Village'  'Stage' " - Jeannette Lindsay, Producer/DirectorWeekly:  Jazz Ummah · Woodshed Gathering -  " in the 'Village' at…See More
yesterday
Bob Lee posted a video

Gina Earl Jazz Duo Demo

Jazz Vocalist/Ukulele, Gina Earl with Bob Lee, Bass
yesterday
Profile IconLatest Events - Culver City Times

Art Devotionals Book Launch Party

Art Devotionals is a book filled with drawings and illustrations inspired by Scripture. These cute and funny drawings will make you smile and think about how you can apply the Bible to your life. Included on the back of each drawing is a short devotional along with application questions. This book will encourage you to practice your creativity and build a deeper relationship with God. It's a great book to read with others and suitable for all ages. 



Join…

See More
yesterday
Tiya Angelle Bigbee updated their profile photo
yesterday
Tiya Angelle Bigbee promoted enhager's blog post Good news: Zambezi Bazaar announces triumphant return to Leimert Park Village
yesterday
Profile IconLatest Events - Culver City Times

"HOUND DOG DAVE & THE MEL-TONES"

"HOUND DOG DAVE & THE MEL-TONES"

Please Support our Culver City Based American Roots Music Band as we perform for your Listening and Dancing enjoyment:

SATURDAY, NOV 22, @ TYPHOON RESTAURANT, SM

9:30pm-11:30pm. 





Time:November 22, 2014 from 9:30pm to 11:30pm

Location:Typhoon Restaurant at the Santa Monica Airport

Street:3221 Donald Douglas Loop

City/Town:Santa… See More
yesterday
Profile IconLeimert Park Beat via Facebook
Thumbnail

Free Classical Music Concert in Culver City this Sunday

Culver City Times

The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert this Sunday, November 23, at 3 pm at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Culver City. The program will include excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty;” Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance;” Stravinsky’s…

Facebookyesterday · Reply
Heather Lee Presha commented on enhager's blog post Good news: Zambezi Bazaar announces triumphant return to Leimert Park Village
"YAY!! "
yesterday
Heather Lee Presha promoted enhager's blog post Good news: Zambezi Bazaar announces triumphant return to Leimert Park Village
yesterday
Heather Lee Presha shared enhager's blog post on Facebook
yesterday
Heather Lee Presha shared enhager's blog post on Google +1
yesterday
enhager posted a blog post

Good news: Zambezi Bazaar announces triumphant return to Leimert Park Village

 The sisters sent the following message: "We know you've been waiting a long time for us to come back, and it's been a long and dedicated journey.  Please join us and share this announcement with your neighborhood, friends and family.  We looking forward to continuing our relationship with our community."…See More
yesterday
Kim Vinson posted events
Thursday
Kim Vinson's event was featured

Rubato-Elegante Ensemble at The Industry Cafe

November 21, 2014 from 8pm to 10:30pm
You are cordially invited to JoinRubato-Elegante Ensemble in “A Jazz Exploration &Contemplative Journey at The Industry CaféSpecial Guest VocalistDouyeOmar Rashad—DrumsRudy Mc Donald—BassChris Jones—PianoDavid Jacques—Tenor Sax & FluteKim Vinson—Flute See More
Thursday
enhager commented on Jose Ubaldo's photo
Thursday
Jose Ubaldo's 2 photos were featured
Thursday
L. Watts's 2 photos were featured
Thursday
Ivory Shehee's 2 photos were featured
Thursday
Pasadena Music Scene's 2 photos were featured
Thursday
Marie Michele Montano's photo was featured

Baldwin Village Community Affair_ City Plants & North East Trees Tree Giveaway

Baldwin Village Community Affair_ City Plants & North East Trees Tree Giveaway
Thursday

© 2014   Created by enhager.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service