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Dir. Spike Lee
1994, USA, 115 min

As her teacher mother, Carolyn (Alfre Woodard), and her jazz musician father, Woody (Delroy Lindo), worry over monthly bills, grade-schooler student Troy Carmichael (Zelda Harris) banters and bonds with her four brothers. Against her will, Troy is sent to her aunt’s southern home for a summer visit, but when she returns to her bustling Brooklyn neighborhood, she learns that a family member is gravely ill. Already mature, Troy is forced to face some very grown-up facts about life and loss

“An elegiac Bed-Stuy fairy tale.” – Saffron Maeve, Screen Slate

Largely ignored by the society that they live in, Black girls create their own stories that acknowledge and authenticate their existence. Curated by Mahlet Cuff, Memories of Girlhood, dives into the vulnerabilities and intricacies of what it means to be a Black girl and to have autonomy of one’s own girlhood. Featuring fiction and documentary films, Memories of Girlhood examines moments filled with joy, awkwardness, hope and resistance. 

Generously sponsored by IATSE 856 Manitoba.

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