USA 1983, Spielfilm, DigiBeta, s/w, 34’ | Regie & Buch Julie Dash | Bildgestaltung Ahmed El Maanouni | Schnitt Charles Burnett, Julie Dash | Musik Eugene Bohlmann | Darsteller_innen Lonette McKee, Rosanne Katon | Produktion Julie Dash | Weltvertrieb Women Make Movies

The time is 1942, a year after Pearl Harbor; the place is National Studios, a fictitious Hollywood motion picture studio. Mignon Duprée, a Black woman studio executive who appears to be white and Ester Jeeter, an African American woman who is the singing voice for a white Hollywood star are forced to come to grips with a society that perpetuates false images as status quo. #Illusions follows Mignon’s dilemma, Ester’s struggle and the use of cinema in wartime Hollywood: three illusions in conflict with reality.


JULIE DASH was born and raised in New York City. With her debut Daughters of the Dust, she became the first African American woman to have a full-length general theatrical release in the United States. In 1999, the twenty-fifth Annual Newark Black Film Festival honored this film as being one of the most important cinematic achievements in Black Cinema in the 20th century. With The Rosa Parks Story, she became the first African American woman nominated in the category of »Primetime Movies Made for Television« at The Directors Guild of America. When not working on her projects, Ms. Dash is a frequent lecturer at many of the leading universities across the United States, including Stanford University, Princeton, Harvard and Yale.


Films by Julie Dash (Selection)
Brothers of the Borderland
2004 | The Rosa Parks Story 2002 | Funny Valentine 1999 | Incognito 1999 | Praise House 1999 | Daughters of the Dust 1991 | Diary of an African Nun 1977| Four Women 1975


Sunday, 22 April 2012, 4.00 p.m., Filmpalette, Ticket

Julie Dash
40 Jahre Women Make Movies