Today we feature interviews with two artists: Billy Woodberry, director, Bless Their Little Hearts; The Pocketbook, both screening as a part of LA Rebellion at UC Berkeley Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley tonight at 7 PM. Visit bampfa.edu for tickets and information about the series which continues through Oct. 31. The director is flying up from Los Angeles and will be at the screenings. Billy Woodberry is an independent filmmaker who graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles Film/Television Department with an MFA in production. He has appeared in several films by Charles Burnett, Thom Anderson and James Benning. His works have screened at the Camera Austria Symposium, Harvard Film Archive, Human Rights Watch Film Festival and Museum of Modern Art. He has taught in the Art School and the Film/Video School at CalArts since 1989 and has been a member of the Board of the Film Forum, Los Angeles since 1998. Our first interview is with Navarasa Founder and Artistic Director: Dr. Aparna Sindhoor. Navarasa is at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley for two nights, Thursday-Friday, Oct. 11-12, 8 PM, presenting their work: Encounters. Dr. Sindhoor is a choreographer, director, actor and singer. Critics have hailed Sindhoor as a powerful voice for creating contemporary works of extraordinary artistry and works that challenge the boundaries of traditional Indian dance, yet contribute to strengthening that tradition. We feature music from the company repertoire.
Music: Luisa Maita: Amour & Peace; Archie Shepp: "Arrival [Horace Parlan]."
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