Brooklyn Takes The Cake

The 61-year-old organization, the Brooklyn Links, welcomed Little Brother once again to screen in their annual festival today. I find this chapter of the Links consistent with their commitment to excellence in the arts, and with celebrating and nurturing Black female filmmakers as they do every year through their Women of African Descent Film Festival. This is their 13th year of the one-day festival.  I made my debut with the festival over a decade ago with my first film, The Double Dutch Divas!  Today we screened Little Brother:  The Fire Next Time (Chapter 4). Other shorts within a two-hour period included Christine List & Shahari Moore’s Swimmin’ Lesson (we have screened with this beautifully poetic film before), Rocky Collins’ Fifteen Minutes (a true delight), and Lisa Kirazian’s Reflection Day starring and executive produced by veteran talent Edythe Davis (powerful piece with tearful moments).  I will never forget receiving the highest honor during one of their previous festivals when screening the first chapter of what was then a new series, Little Brother, in 2011. One of the Links walked up to me and said, “I knew the same woman who filmed The Double Dutch Divas! did this film too.” I consider both the double Dutch and Little Brother film productions keen examples of the light and joy we project from our culture. It is beyond any award to have your signature as an artist recognized. And look! We received an award today as well! Thank you, Ladies. Your audience is always filled, and always warm.  Brava!

WADFF Jurors Choice
 Talented actor Arthur French sits front and center in our LIttle Brother:  The Fire Next Time audience at WADFF.

Talented actor Arthur French sits front and center in our LIttle Brother:  The Fire Next Time audience at WADFF.

 Veteran actress and now Executive Producer Edythe Davis screened Reflection Day after ours at WADFF. What an honor. 

Veteran actress and now Executive Producer Edythe Davis screened Reflection Day after ours at WADFF. What an honor. 

 The Brooklyn Links are a classy group of women.  Professional, stylish and top patrons of the arts.  Brava!

The Brooklyn Links are a classy group of women.  Professional, stylish and top patrons of the arts.  Brava!