For Immediate Release:
BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) will co-host Celebrates Ashley, a multi-faceted celebration of the life and works of renowned artist, writer, storyteller, humanitarian Ashley Bryan. “Exposing audiences to world-class educational offerings, award-winning film screenings, creative partnerships, and experiential events is the touchstone of our BronzeLens summer programming”, said Deidre McDonald, Artistic Director. Celebrates Ashley will include:
- A PUPPET OF YOUR OWN – 2:00 P.M. Ashley Bryan–Inspired Puppet Workshop
- Join High Museum teaching artists to make your own puppet – inspired by those in the children’s exhibition, Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan at the High Museum of Art
- ASHLEY BRYAN’S WORLD – 3:00 p.m. Film Screening (30 minutes)
- DiasporaU, in collaboration with the BronzeLens Film Festival, presents an exclusive screening of Ashley Bryan’s World. Explore the life story and art of the 93-year-old icon, whose remarkable career spans half a century of creative wonder.
- RHYTHM IN MOTION – 3:30 p.m. Communal Dance Performance
- Join Manga African Dance in a communal exploration of traditional West African dances.
Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 2:00 P.M.
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
A Special Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
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About the BronzeLens Film Festival
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved BronzeLens as a qualifying festival for the Short Film Awards category. The short film that receives the BronzeLens Best Short Award may now be eligible to enter the Academy’s Short Subject competition for the concurrent season. BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia, is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009, that is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. Its mission is two-fold: to promote Atlanta as the new film mecca for people of color, and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers. For more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival, please visit www.bronzelens.com.
2017 BronzeLens Sponsors
Global entertainment and news company, Turner is the Premier Sponsor of the 2017 BronzeLens Film Festival. Additional sponsors include AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC), Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment, BET Networks, Delta Air Lines, DeKalb Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Commission, Georgia-Pacific. Partial funding is provided by the City Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Fulton County Arts and Culture.