Filmmaker Jocelyn Taylor in Los Angeles
A filmmaker colleague from back in the day, the multi-talented media artist Jocelyn Taylor, who was active in ACT-UP, appeared in Cheryl Dunye's celebrated final and feature-length Dunyementary, The Watermelon Woman (1996), and made a number of indie black lesbian, sex-positive themed shorts, as well as gallery exhibited single-channel installations in the early and mid-90s in NYC. She went into documentary filmmaking and education, while continuing her installation work, including The Story of Color (2000). Most recently Taylor went back to school to get her MFA at CalArts. She's gotten her degree and is premiering a new 30 minute film, I Am the Kingdom which was selected for the CalArts Video Showcase this May. Here's the description for the film and details about the screening which is at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) in Los Angeles.
I AM THE KINGDOM is an experimental narrative about the
cycle of birth and death. The film combines mundane life activities,
metaphysical terminology, and the story of my father's death from
cancer to explore life's ongoing events and our connection to the
CalArts Program in Film and Video Showcase
Saturday, May 5th 7pm
REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)
2nd and Hope Streets, Downtown Los Angeles
Call 661-253-7825 for more information.
Admission is free.