TRUE/FALSE at RAGTAG
Notable non-fiction films screening at Columbia’s downtown arthouse theater, Ragtag Cinema.
True/False & Ragtag Cinema are projects of Ragtag Film Society.
THE FILMS OF ABBY SUN & AMIR GEORGE
Ragtag spotlight the filmmaking of Abby Sun and Amir George, two artists who are also programmers for the True/False Film Fest. Before joining our organization, Sun and George each made their name as a filmmaker. Sun, a Columbia native, graduated from Harvard with a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies. Alternating between filmmaking, photography and sound recording, she produces creative nonfiction work. George, a Chicago native and co-founder of the celebrated touring series Black Radical Imagination, creates work for the cinema, installation, and live performance. Over the course of an evening, we’ll watch three short films from each filmmaker as they talk with one another about their process. Free but donations accepted
Dir. Leilah Weinraub
SHAKEDOWN is the story of Los Angeles’ black lesbian strip club scene and its genesis. Owned and operated by women, underground and illegal in nature, the club Shakedown is the darker, faster, younger iteration of this dance culture. The film is a window into this world. Shakedown emerged from a post-RIOTS, post-OJ, post-integration but still very racially divided Los Angeles. In this divided city Shakedown is an independent, all black and all female cash economy.