Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)

1) Julie Dash is set to make her first feature film in 28 years, a biopic about civil rights activist Dr. Angela Davis. Shadow and Act reports that no cast has yet been announced, though filming is set to begin in June. Dash’s debut, Daughters of the Dust, was the first feature film by an African American woman to have a theatrical release, and on the film’s 25th anniversary, marked by a joint-effort restoration between Cohen Media Group and UCLA, Cassie da Costa spoke with the director about her book, teaching at Morehouse, and what it means to make history. (For a more recent da Costa, check out this piece on Brett Story’s The Hottest August, opening at BAM this week.)

2) Not long ago we mourned the passing of legendary Colombian director Luis Ospina. In his honor, MUBI has put together “a triptych of his films, a small sample of his genius,” featuring…

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