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The Future is Afro-Femme: New Negress Film Society

Wednesday, Nov 14

6:00 PM–8:00 PM


NYC-based film collective New Negress Film Society will present a variety of their short indie films followed by audience Q+A.

The New Negress Film Society is a core collective of black women filmmakers whose priority is to create community and spaces for support, exhibition, and consciousness-raising. The group is formed by Chanelle Aponte Pearson, Frances Bodomo, Dyani Douze, Ja’Tovia Gary, and Stefani Saintonge.

This is a rescheduled event. All guests must reserve a ticket, as registrations did not transfer from the cancelled September program. Please reserve a new ticket using the link above. For any questions, please contact us at 804.828.2823 or

Chanelle Aponte Pearson

Chanelle Aponte Pearson is a Bronx-­bred, Brooklyn-­based artist and filmmaker. In 2015, Chanelle was awarded the euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Directors “Live the Dream” grant for the narrative series 195 LEWIS, her directorial debut. 195 LEWIS screened to a sold out audience as part of the renowned BAMcinématek program and went on to have its world premiere at the 2017 International Film Festival at Rotterdam.

Chanelle is chief operating officer and senior producer at MVMT Films, the production company responsible for the HBO series RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS and the critically acclaimed film AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.” Chanelle is currently a proud member of the New Negress Film Society, a collective of radical black women filmmakers. Together, they have exhibited work at the Brooklyn Museum, Anthology Film Archives, and the Hammer Museum, among others

Dyani Douze

Headshot: Dyani DouzeDyani Douze is an LA-based DJ and multimedia artist working in sound art, music production, film editing, film distribution and curatorial projects. She has presented her work at Red Bull Music Academy Festival, Brooklyn Museum, The Whitney Museum, AFROPUNK AFTER DARK, and ALL GOLD Listening Room at MoMa PS1, among other programs. As a member of the New Negress Film Society, Dyani has most recently presented her films at Anthology Film Archives, Indiana University Cinema, Made in NY Media Center, South Dallas Cultural Center, and Cooper Union as part of a series presented by Black Radical Imagination. She is also the co-creator of MAMI, an exhibition programming series that began at Knockdown Center in August of 2016.