Q&A with PARIS IS BURNING filmmaker Jennie Livingston
Saturday, June 22, 5:20 show
Moderated by writer, filmmaker and educator Michelle Parkerson.
Writer, filmmaker and educator, Michelle Parkerson is from Washington, DC. Her award-winning films include Gotta Make This Journey: Sweet Honey in the Rock, A Litany For Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde (co-directed with Ada Gay Griffin) and Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box. Her documentaries have screened at several prestigious international festivals, including The Sundance Film Festival, The Berlin Film Festival and The American Film Institute. She has received numerous grants and awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, a D.C. Mayor’s Art Award, consecutive grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and a Community Pioneer Award from the Rainbow History Project. She is currently scripting “Lifted”, a 1920’s action-adventure about the first African American woman pilot, Bessie Coleman.
Michelle Parkerson has served on the faculties of the University of Delaware, Northwestern University, Howard University and Temple University’s Dept. of Film and Media Arts. Ms. Parkerson is a Commissioner on the Advisory Board of the DC Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs.