Fundi + Integration Report 1
Screening introduced by Mark Rabinowitz.
FUNDI: THE STORY OF ELLA BAKER
Director: Joanne Grant
1981 / 63 mins / 16mm
INTEGRATION REPORT #1
Director: Madeline Anderson
1960 / 21 mins / DCP
“Does exactly what Ella Baker does: it gives us the courage to act on our own—and to affect the future.”—Gloria Steinem. A fond depiction of the life and times of Baker, a confidante and advisor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s who acted as godmother to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, restoring an essential figure to her rightful place in the civil rights movement. Screening with Integration Report #1, a wide-ranging yet concise document of the early years of the Civil Rights Movement, from Alabama to Brooklyn to Washington, DC.
Screening in the series Icarus Films at 40.
Mark Rabinowitz is the co-founder of Indiewire.com and has been a journalist, critic, programmer, publicist and producer for over 20 years.
He also happens to be the son of Joanne Grant, the director of Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker.