Two Cities Fellow Roni Nicole Henderson featured at the 6th annual Blackstar Film Festival!

A creative leader of the 2018 Indie Grits Labs Fellowship, Roni Nicole Henderson, is being featured in the Pearlstein Gallery as part of the 6th Annual Blackstar Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA! Lossless is “an exploration of Black and Brown bodies as a site of compression, considering the ways that labor, illusion, loss, lineage, and personhood are imagined and re-constructed” — featuring artists who have “dismantled and reassembled conventions of cinema and video art to create new experiences with the moving image.”

Roni Nicole, alongside Michaela Pilar Brown, is heading up the artist fellowship for the 2018 project, Two Cities, developing art and social works with the rest of the team. You can learn more about that here. As well, another artist in Lossless, ja’tovia gary, is no stranger to our family, as she was featured as part of the Nickelodeon Theatre’s Daughters Festival in the fall of 2016, which celebrated emerging female filmmakers of color.  We’re so glad to see such wonderful artists making an impact all over the country!

Looking Back: Mega MediaLab Year 1

For the fall and spring of this previous school year, Indie Grits Labs had the honor of bringing a brand-new media literacy program to W.A. Perry Middle School. “Mega MediaLab” is a course designed to cultivate critical viewing skills, impart an expansive understanding of media in every form, and allow for some creative and entertaining engagement after a long school day.

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“THIS IS YATES” Online Premiere

We could not be more pleased to share that our frequent collaborator / previous filmmaker in residence Josh Yates has released his award-winning experimental doc, THIS IS YATES, online. Screened at festivals all over the country, now you can check out the Indie Grits 2015 winner of best experimental film on Kiddiepunk or on Vimeo above.