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'Milli's Awakening: Black Women, Art, and Resistance'

Presented by Colorado College German Studies Program at Film Screening Room at Colorado College - Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado Springs CO

Feb 25 2020
‘Milli’s Awakening: Black Women, Art, and Resistance’ presented by  at Film Screening Room at Colorado College - Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado Springs CO

German filmmaker Dr. Natasha Kelly will screen her 2018 documentary (with English subtitles) about the lives of eight Black women living in Germany whose narratives show how art (in all its manifestations) can serve as a “remedy” to alleviate lived emotional isolation and social oppression.

"Dresden, circa 1910–11. Lying naked on a divan in the studio of painter ernst Ludwig Kirchner is “Milli.” The artist delights in capturing her outlines. The result is the painting Schlafende Milli (Sleeping Milli, 1911). Kirchner’s eroticizing and exoticizing view of his model is all that remains of “Milli” (if that really was her name). “Milli” is silent, but the painting speaks volumes about how Black women have been reduced to anonymous objects of desire. It is one instance

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Free. No tickets required.

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The screening will be followed by a conversation with the director.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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    • Closed Caption
    • Wheelchair Access
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