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Wirtualne spotkanie z cyklu "Exploring American Cinema" z Kelley Kali i Angelique Molina

Data: 27.01.2022
Czas rozpoczęcia: 18.00
Organizator: American Film Festival, Ambasada Stanów Zjednoczonych, Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty

Reżyserki opowiedzą o procesie tworzenia swojego filmu w dobie pandemii i o tym jak ich niezależny film pokazuje współczesne wyzwania społeczeństwa amerykańskiego, które wraz z całym światem zmaga się ze skutkami pandemii. Więcej o filmie: https://www.imfinethanksforasking.com/.

O filmie "I'm Fine (Thanks for Asking)" Synopsis: Danny, a recently widowed hairdresser, and her 8-year-old daughter Wes are houseless. Shielding Wes from the truth, Danny pitches a tent and convinces Wes that it’s a fun camping trip. As Danny works to find permanent housing, Wes grows increasingly tired of weeks in the heat, so Danny promises her that they will go home by the end of the day. With clients lined up, Danny is confident that she will have the final cash she needs to secure an apartment, but a series of mishaps threatens to derail her plans. Under mounting pressure, and with roller skates as her only means of transportation, she has to somehow manage to get the money she needs in order to keep her promise to her daughter.

  • Directed by: Kelley Kali & Angelique Molina
  • Produced by: Roma Kong, Angelique Molina, Kelley Kali, Capella Fahoome & Deon Cole
  • Written by: Kelley Kali, Angelique Molina & Roma Kong
  • Executive Produced by: Kelley Kali, Deon Cole & Capella Fahoome
  • Cinematographer: Becky Baihui Chen
  • Cast: Kelley Kali as Danny, Wesley Moss as Wes, Deon Cole as Chad

Kelley Kali is a native of Los Angeles, CA, Howard University & USC School of Cinematic Arts Alumna, has directed, written, and produced award-winning films in Belize, Haiti, China, and locally in the USA. Right out of Howard U, Kelley received the opportunity to work at National Geographic Television and Film, where she gained TV experience that led her to become the only woman selected to direct the first creole dramatic TV series in the country of Belize, Noh Matta Wat. She later won the Paul Robeson Award for her work.

She was selected to work with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s New Form Digital, to develop her web series, The Discovery of Dit Dodson, that went on to compete in top-tier festivals across the nation. In 2018, Kelley wrote and directed Lalo’s House, which went on to win the 45th Annual Student Academy Award and was in consideration for the 91st Annual Academy Awards. Kelley also won the Directors Guild of America Student Filmmaker Award, the KCET Fine Cut Award, Shadow & Act's "Rising Award," the Programmers’ Award at the Oscar-qualifying Pan African Film Festival, the Jury Award at the "Diversity in Cannes Showcase" sponsored by Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions, and several others in the past two years. Her work has been featured at the American Black Film Festival as one of the top Emerging Directors and at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. Currently, she completed directing, producing, and starring in the original feature film, "I’M FINE (Thanks for Asking)" which was an early pick for narrative competition at the upcoming SXSW 2021 Film Festival. Kelley's goal is to be known as a director and content creator who addresses issues within often marginalized communities by using the art of filmmaking to create dialogue and action towards positive change.

Angelique Molina is a USC School of Cinematic Arts Alumna and Los Angeles-based filmmaker. Inspired by visual storytelling, she is a couple years into a breakout career in film and television as a Director and Cinematographer. She served as the cinematographer for Amelia's Closet, a short film that won the HBO Best Short Award at the American Black Film Festival and was a finalist at the 43rd Student Academy Awards.

In 2017, she directed the documentary short There Goes the Neighborhood, which was accepted into the Los Angeles Film Festival and received the Best Documentary Short Award at USC's First Look Film Festival. Since graduating from her alma mater, Angelique has been busy at work in the television world, working on hit and critically acclaimed shows such as Grown-ish, Will and Grace, #Blackaf, Live in Front of a Studio Audience and Young Sheldon. Recently, she has been field producing for two unreleased Netflix shows, and was an Associate Producer for an upcoming Boardwalk Pictures documentary feature film. She wrapped co-writing, co-directing and co-producing the feature film, I'M FINE (Thanks for Asking), which makes its debut at SXSW 2021 in March.

 

Rejestracja na wydarzenie do 24 stycznia pod linkiem: https://forms.gle/P5mutec2XKyTXtoXA

Wydarzenie można zaliczyć w ramach programu OSA

  • Opiekun: dr Anna Wyrwisz
  • Liczba godzin OSA: 2 godziny
  • Forma zaliczenia: sporządzenie krótkiej notatki w języku angielskim lub polskim (max. 500-600 znaków), dotyczącej tematyki poruszanej podczas wykładu i przesłanie jej dr Annie Wyrwisz do 10.02.2022
W pierwszej kolejności wydarzenie kierowane jest do studentów Amerykanistyki, ale mogą w nim uczestniczyć również studenci innych kierunków.