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<p>Today, African Americans are appearing more frequently in film. However, it hasn&rsquo;t always been this way. When the film industry was first conceived, it was rare to see a Black person on screen. In instances when there were Black characters, they were either portrayed negatively or as small-minded individuals next to their white counterparts. As the film industry progressed, more Black faces appeared, but with more representation came harmful stereotypes and caricatures. Although presently we are beginning to see more Black representation in film, the number of roles is still disproportionate. According to a study done by UCLA, white actors and actresses played 67.3% of major film roles in 2019. This is two times greater than the number of people of color as a whole, who made up only 32.7%. Specifically, African Americans came in at 15.7%, demonstrating just how direly the film industry needs to be improved with regards to diversity.&nbsp; In solidarity we salute the Black community and the contributions of film makers and actors who bring richness to the silver screen.</p>

<p>Also, as a reminder we are also collaborating in celebrating Asian/Pacific Islander actors and film makers.&nbsp; We hope the MCC community will take advantage and attend some of these films.</p>

<p><strong>AFRICAN AMERICAN FILMS</strong>&nbsp;All of these excellent films will be shown through the months starting July<strong> 7t &ndash; through September 1, 2021 &nbsp;</strong></p>

<p><strong>WHEN:&nbsp; </strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; All films are on <strong>WEDNESDAYS</strong></p>

<p><strong>TIME:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&amp; nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; All films start at 7:30 P.M.</p>

<p><strong>WHERE:</strong> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&amp;n bsp;&nbsp; GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM, DRYDEN THEATRE</p>

<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&amp; nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 900 East Avenue</p>

<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&amp; nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rochester, New York</p>

<p><strong>ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER FILMS </strong>&nbsp;All of these excellent films will be shown through the months starting July<strong> 1st &ndash; through August 19th, 2021.</strong></p>

<p><strong>WHEN:&nbsp; </strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; All films are on <strong>THURSDAYS</strong></p>

<p><strong>TIME:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&amp; nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; All films start at 7:30 P.M.</p>

<p><strong>WHERE:</strong> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&amp;n bsp;&nbsp; GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM, DRYDEN THEATRE</p>

<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&amp; nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 900 East Avenue</p>

<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&amp; nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rochester, New York</p>

<p>All of these films are being brought to you by The<em> LEVIN Center</em> &ldquo;End the Hate&rdquo;, <em>APAA</em> &ldquo;Asian/Pacific Islander American Association of Greater Rochester, <em>The Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester</em> and sponsors: <em>KONAR Foundation</em> and <em>Ameriprise Financial</em> to celebrate Asian and Pacific American Directors by presenting an array of films through the month of July and August.</p>

<p>Please down-load these posters for your convenience See you at the theatre&hellip;&hellip;.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

In Solidarity: Spotlighting Black Film Artists

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07/01/2021
GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM, DRYDEN THEATRE                                 900 East Avenue                                 Rochester, New York
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

The Global Education & International Services (GEIS) and the PRISM Multicultural Center, (a sub-set of the Inclusion/Diversity/Equity/Accountability Office) are proud to collaborate with several community sponsors to bring the films that spot-light actors and films makers.

Today, African Americans are appearing more frequently in film. However, it hasn’t always been this way. When the film industry was first conceived, it was rare to see a Black person on screen. In instances when there were Black characters, they were either portrayed negatively or as small-minded individuals next to their white counterparts. As the film industry progressed, more Black faces appeared, but with more representation came harmful stereotypes and caricatures. Although presently we are beginning to see more Black representation in film, the number of roles is still disproportionate. According to a study done by UCLA, white actors and actresses played 67.3% of major film roles in 2019. This is two times greater than the number of people of color as a whole, who made up only 32.7%. Specifically, African Americans came in at 15.7%, demonstrating just how direly the film industry needs to be improved with regards to diversity.  In solidarity we salute the Black community and the contributions of film makers and actors who bring richness to the silver screen.

Also, as a reminder we are also collaborating in celebrating Asian/Pacific Islander actors and film makers.  We hope the MCC community will take advantage and attend some of these films.

AFRICAN AMERICAN FILMS All of these excellent films will be shown through the months starting July 7t – through September 1, 2021  

WHEN:               ;    All films are on WEDNESDAYS

TIME:         & nbsp;           All films start at 7:30 P.M.

WHERE:              &n bsp;  GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM, DRYDEN THEATRE

              ;             & nbsp;     900 East Avenue

              ;             & nbsp;     Rochester, New York

ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER FILMS  All of these excellent films will be shown through the months starting July 1st – through August 19th, 2021.

WHEN:               ;    All films are on THURSDAYS

TIME:         & nbsp;           All films start at 7:30 P.M.

WHERE:              &n bsp;  GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM, DRYDEN THEATRE

              ;             & nbsp;     900 East Avenue

              ;             & nbsp;     Rochester, New York

All of these films are being brought to you by The LEVIN Center “End the Hate”, APAA “Asian/Pacific Islander American Association of Greater Rochester, The Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester and sponsors: KONAR Foundation and Ameriprise Financial to celebrate Asian and Pacific American Directors by presenting an array of films through the month of July and August.

Please down-load these posters for your convenience See you at the theatre…….

 

Attachments:
GEM-2021-InSolidarity-SpotlightingBlackFilmArtists-FoldedProgram.pdf
ASIAN FLIMS.pdf

CONTACT: GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM, DRYDEN THEATRE
SPONSOR: The LEVIN Center “End the Hate”, APAA “Asian/Pacific Islander American Association of Greater Rochester, The Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester and sponsors: KONAR Foundation
RSVP: none