Reel Women in Film: Four Women | Illusions

Streams Daily February 23 – 25, 2021
Q&A Feburary 25, 2021 at 7:30pm

Enjoy access to a virtual film screening of Julie Dash’s two short films, Four Women (1975), and Illusions (1982) and connect with the Bullock Museum for a LIVE conversation about the films on Thursday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The combined screening of Dash’s short films, Four Women and Illusions celebrates her insightful earlier work and the way Dash was able to weave narrative and art into one. A virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the films for 24 hours between February 23 – 25, and grant you exclusive access to the live conversation.

Four Women (1975) is an imaginatively choreographed dance interpretation of the ballad by Nina Simone on four common stereotypes of Black women. Illusions (1982) is set in a fictitious Hollywood studio in 1942 and contrasts society’s views of Black women with their self-perceptions.

This ticketed virtual screening is part of Reel Women in Film, a film series that highlights the filmic works of women in front of or behind the camera. In its third season, we’ll reflect on the scope and impact of art and music. After the screening, we will be joined by Dr. Lisa B. Thompson, award-winning playwright, scholar, and professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Tickets are $5 for this event. Your ticket purchase directly supports the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.