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Post-film conversation with director Leslie Harris

Tuesday, June 6

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Co-presented by Alfreda's Cinema

Leslie Harris, wrote, directed and produced the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize winning featureJUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE I.R.T.

She has won an IFP Gotham Open Palm Award, American Film Institute Filmmaker Award, National Endowment for the Arts grants, multiple New York State Council for the Arts grants, and ABC/DGA Directing Fellowship among other awards.

Harris began working in advertising. but soon grew frustrated with the limits of that industry and established her own production company and moved into directing commercials, catering to the Black business community. She went on to direct THE FIRST NOVEL, LORRAINE KLASSEN, A TRIBUTE TO SOUTH AFRICAN LEGEND MIRIAM MAKEBA LIVE AT SOB'S, and documentary short, NEVER FORGET.

Harris wrote, directed and produced Showtime's BESSIE COLEMAN'S DREAM TO FLY, winning an Award of Excellence.

Harris taught both full-time and adjunct at New York University Tisch School of the Arts lectured at The Canadian Film Centre, Columbia University, Tulane University, Wellesley College, Portland State and Barnard College among many other colleges and universities. worldwide.

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