Back to School...Literally!

Summer is winding to a close and it has been a busy, fulfilling, challenging, ultimately gratifying three months for EPIPHANY Inc. and our projects.  Our first narrative feature, TITLE VII, is an official entry of 12 film festivals and on the slate of two screening series, book projects have the final chapter in sight and I'm off to a new teaching position at Hofstra University, for which I couldn't be more grateful--and excited. For a number of you who know me, you are already familiar with my Midwestern roots and my undergraduate days at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where I was one of the few Communication Majors among talented pre-med, architecture and engineering students. I had such good company there. And now a few of my friends from almost 30 years ago will be in attendance of my TITLE VII Chicago premiere for the famed Black Harvest Film Festival at Gene Siskel Film Center. Talk about coming full circle--it probably won't hit me until I get to hug those Chicago professionals who I spent time with as young idealists riding the gusts of winter winds into the concrete buildings for class. You guys had my back the whole time. Nostalgia hit with today's feature article on my work in the history Chicago Defender newspaper (thank you, Gina B. for the interview!) and I was overwhelmed with joy when the Chicago Sun-Times labeled our film "the bizarrely toned TITLE VII." I'm honored to be noticed! And as for "bizarre," we'll take it! We went down a bold road with our film on same-race discrimination. And as this country is in the midst of an ill wind, we all are learning that nothing about racial hate paints a pretty picture. It never did. It never will. Thank you for the education, Chicago. See you at the movies!