JOIN US JUNE 3 at the Sebastiani Theater for the cinema event of the Year, Living The Truth, featuring live in person, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of The Color Purple, Alice Walker and the Award-Winning Filmmaker, Pratibha Parmar.
Last week, MUSEA Curate Shiloh Sophia had the opportunity to visit the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The COLOR PURPLE, Alice Walker to enage in conversation Nurtured by Nature. In preparation for the upcoming event on June 3, Living the Truth, the two engaged in conversation in Anderson Valley at Alice's home. Shiloh Sophia was raised as an artist activist and Alice's work had a huge influence on her development and the work she brings forward at MUSEA Center for Intentional Creativity. The two discuss our essential relationship with nature, the safety of women, the quality of solitude, the importance of creativity and access for children, the power of self-expression, poetry and the joy that is possible when doing deep work.
Shiloh also shares with Alice her earliest memory of her name and the connection with our MUSEA Art Matriarch, Sue Hoya Sellars, a dear friend of Alice. Shiloh Sophia also shares about the impact Partibha Parmar's Film, Warrior Marks had on her and why she wants to share it with her community. Warrior Marks is a part of the 3 film Cinema event at The Sebastiani Theater in Sonoma.
Join us Saturday, June 3 for the Living The Truth screening event featuring three films by award-winning filmmaker Pratibha Parmar, and special guest Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Alice Walker. Passes for all three films also feature conversations with the artists. This collaboration between Musea Center and the Sonoma International Film Festival, also features a limited capacity private reception with Parmar and Walker, and includes the screening of the film Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth.
The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any. ~ Alice Walker
SONOMA and GLOBAL
For our Community,
We are delighted to share three events with you centering on the work of award-winning filmmaker, Pratibha Parmar with threads to the early work of Alice Walker. Threads of friendship, social justice, resistance, and activism inspire us to take our own stands.
Saturday, June 3rd film screening is in collaboration with the Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) and takes place at Sebastiani Theatre and Sunday, June 4th gathering is at MUSEA Center in Sonoma. For those of you in the Bay Area who can attend Day 1 (June 3rd), consider adding Day 2 (seating for Day 2 is very limited and only open to ticket-holders for Day 1.)
For those of you who are not in the Bay Area, or who are unable to attend the weekend before, join us virtually for a daylong global gathering on Sunday, June 11. This event takes place a week later, featuring footage from the weekend before, including Q&A in the theatre about the films with Parmar and Walker, as well as intimate footage with Curate Shiloh Sophia at MUSEA in Sonoma with the two activists in conversation. Each guest will make their own “Arts of Justice” poster to explore their own stands. No experience is needed.
SONOMA: Saturday, June 3rd
Cinema Event at the Sebastiani Theatre featuring 3 films with Parmar and Walker in person + an additional option for a reception. A collaboration between Sonoma International Film Festival and MUSEA Center.
SONOMA: Sunday, June 4th
Intentional Creativity Event at MUSEA Center for 20 people only who attended Saturday. A morning with Parmar and Walker in person and an afternoon of creativity making an activist poster with Shiloh Sophia and the BIWOC Community of MUSEA.
The Intentional Creativity Foundation is a California registered 501(c)3
NOTE: SEPERATE TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH EVENT
ARTS OF JUSTICE CLASS is LIVE on Sunday JUNE 11th
Activities will be recorded and ALL MATERIALS made available for SIX MONTHS. Please show your support of our work at MUSEA to Center the voices, stories, art, and studies of women's work.
VIRTUAL CLASS: Sunday, June 11
Intentional Creativity LIVESTREAM from MUSEA Center. Spend a day in the global community making an Arts of Justice activist poster for what you care about with Shiloh Sophia and the BIWOC Community of MUSEA. Threaded with the exclusive recorded footage from the Living the Truth and Arts of Justice Event in Sonoma the weekend before. Featuring Parmar and Walker in conversation with Curate Shiloh Sophia + Bonus calls guided by MUSEA Black, Indigenous and Women of Color.
We know everyone in our community cannot travel to Sonoma so we are making this event for YOU.
Proceeds of this ticket contribute to funding Parmar with an award in collaboration with Sonoma International Film Festival and to the women who make events like this possible.
Thank you for your support.
ABOUT PRATIBHA PARMAR
Pratibha Parmar has spent her life creating films that make the invisible visible. With a focus on the arts centering on women, social justice, resistance, friendship, and love. Parmar’s films evoke deep emotion and inspire action. For over three decades, Pratibha Parmar’s body of work includes landmark life-changing films; such as Warrior Marks and Beauty in Truth, both featuring Alice Walker, Queer South Asian films, Khush and Nina’s Heavenly Delights, and revolutionary, iconic films like A Place of Rage, that features Angela Davis and June Jordan. Her most recent film is, My Name Is Andrea, a stunning retelling of the story of Andrea Dworkin.
Parmar’s films are rooted in deep soulful storytelling, and they invite the viewer to enter into the visceral and the beautiful. How she accomplishes both making accessible what is hard to hear and generating a desire to dive into the story is a wonder to those of us who are her avid fans. Some of us commit to seeing every single film. Her body of work includes feature films, narrative and non-fiction, experimental film and video, and episodic television. She is a true artist devoted to her craft.
In Girls in Film, Roberta Graha says this of Parmar “She is a key component in a history of creative resistance,” and, “her work examines the creativity of women of color alongside the politics of oppression to give a voice to the marginalized, often with the view of depicting the strength of womanhood. Being of Indian descent and from a family history of migration across three continents - themes of diaspora, colonization, and persecution.
June Jordan said this of Parmar on June 22, 1993, at the Castro Theatre on the occasion of Parmar being presented with The Frameline Award. "The work of Pratibha Parmar illuminates her steady determination to depict and to defend the love and to depict and to end the pain and to depict and to defend the dreams/to depict and to end the screaming terror of people who would otherwise remain hidden away from most of us, and silent. She has come far and fast, and she has never forgotten/never abandoned the root origins of her complex identity and her moral concerns."
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