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Sunday Oct 16
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us for our Bechdel Film Festival
talk-back with director Cressandra Thibodeaux
tockets are $10 online and $15 at the door

Jesse Lott: Art & Activism is a short documentary, following Internationally recognized Houston artist Jesse Lott. This documentary starts after Jesse Lott  is released from the hospital and continues to follow him as Mr. Lott prepares for his upcoming show at Art League Houston where he’s presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by his childhood friend, the famous Mel Chin. Along the way the film highlights Mr. Lott's involvement with the Internationally recognized arts organization Project Row Houses. Furthermore, the film highlights his mentors John Biggers and Charles White who both are also honored in National Museum of African American History and Culture. In addition, many other Houston’s Art leaders appear in this short documentary such as: Rick Lowe, Mel Chin, Jim and Ann Harithas, Allison Greene, Dan Allison, Peter Gershon and many more. 

Theremin Fever is a 63 minute documentary following 5 thereminists, over 5 days in the Ether Waves. "Theremin Fever" is a quirky gem of a documentary shot over the course of Texas' first theremin festival. The film highlights five amazing thereminists; Dorit Chrysler, Armen Ra, Rob Schwimmer, Randy George and Thomas Grillo. Directed by Cressandra Thibodeaux, Written and Edited by Bill Moore and additional editing by Elizabeth Mims and Cressandra Thibodeaux.

ABOUT DIRECTOR: Cressandra Thibodeaux is a tribal member of the Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Ojibwe tribe.  She is a TV/Feature writer, film director, playwright, visual artist and activist. She received her M.F.A. from Columbia University's graduate film program in film directing. At Columbia University her advisor was Sam Pollard. Ms. Thibodeaux's first job upon graduation was working as a second assistant editor for Sam Pollard’s production company. At this time she was repped as a commercial director at Big Fish Productions, in Dallas, TX. Since then she has directed, edited and produced three award-winning commercials (all won Austin Addy awards), five short films and several documentaries. She has written 14 completed screenplays, mostly about women and people of color. She developed a comedy for Comedy Central called "On The Couch." Her screenplay, "Bill Pickett - Bulldogger" won fourth place at the Slamdance Screenwriting Competition and her screenplay "American Eagle" was a semifinalists in both the Chesterfield and the Academy Nicholl Fellowships. She has received several fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and numerous grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, Houston Arts Alliance, Humanities Texas, Southwest Alternative Media Project and the Texas Commission on the Arts. She is the founder and artistic director of 14 Pews a microcinema in Houston, Texas, the Bechdel Film Festival and Tribal Voices, which highlights Native Americans through the visual arts. She has contributed as a photojournalist to New York Times, Texas Monthly and the Houston Chronicle. Furthermore, in 2006, she attended law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She specialized in Tribal Law and worked at the Navajo Nation Supreme Court, the EPA in Energy Development on Tribal Land, and a small Tribal law firm in Berkeley, CA.
 



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