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Wednesday May 29
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Award-Winning Visual Artist Cressandra Thibodeaux Presents New Photo Series "DOUBLE TAKE" at 14 Pews. The presentation will take place on May 22nd from 7pm to 9pm at 14 Pews, located at 800 Aurora Street, Houston, TX 77009. This event is FREE and open to the PUBLIC. Double Take is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

In addition: Thibodeaux will screen two of her documentaries @ 8PM

Jesse Lott: Art & Activism is a 28-minute documentary, (shot by 28 students from the 14 Pews Film Academy) following Internationally recognized Houston artist Jesse Lott. The film has won numerous awards throughout the country. It won Best Short Documentary in both the International Black Film Festival and the Tulsa American Film Festival. The documentary highlights his art, activism and his mentors. In the National Museum of African American History and Culture there is an area which highlights Jesse Lott's activism since he’s a co-founder of Project Row Houses. This documentary follows Jesse Lott when he is recently 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 2016 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. The documentary also shows never seen before archival footage shot by the belated video artist, Andy Mann. The documentary is directed and edited by award-winning Native-American / Creole filmmaker, Cressandra Thibodeaux.


Nestor Topchy: Houston’s Phoenix
is a 21-minute documentary starts in 1986 and spans 30-years, highlighting some of the very important ways that Nestor Topchy influenced Houston's art community. Most of the archival footage, which has never been seen before, was shot by the talented Mark Pirtle with a few additional segments contributed by the Aurora Picture Show/Andy Mann Archive. 14 Pews Film Academy filmed many of the interviews and Ms. Thibodeaux then edited and interwove archival footage with recent interviews to create this diverse tapestry which pays tribute to Houston's Phoenix - Nestor Topchy.




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