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Screening: The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen
March 9, 2014 @ 4:00 am - 6:30 am UTC-8$10
In honor of International Women’s Day, The Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Center is proud to present a very special screening of Jennifer Abod’s documentary The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen.
For six decades, Angela Bowen, classical dancer, dance teacher, mentor, black feminist lesbian social justice activist, professor and author has influenced and inspired untold numbers speaking out as strongly for the Arts, Black and Women’s Rights as she has for LGBTQ rights.
The film depicts Bowen’s life in the historical context of the times (1950s to present) with rare historic footage, photographs and interviews including: Bowen’s dance mentor, her dance partner, her former husband, partner, children, sister, scholars, activists, and former dance students and California State University Long Beach students Bowen’s candid and compelling stories allow us to understand how race, class, gender, age, and sexuality played into her decisions and choices, her mission, and strategies for survival.
The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen addresses universal themes of family, work, love, and loss. This film is intended to challenge and inspire diverse audiences to pursue their own dreams with tenacity and courage, but not for themselves alone.
After the screening, stick around for audience Q&A with Angela Bowen, filmmaker Jennifer Abod, Martha Wheelock, Jaysary M. Hart, and Angela’s former student Rosni Chabra. Following the Q&A a reception with food and drinks will take place next door at The Center.
A limited number of sponsored tickets for those unable to afford admission will be available at the box office on the day of the screening. Please inquire at the box office to see if you are interested in using a sponsored (free) ticket to attend.