April 7, 2012
Jackie Wright, 415 525 0410 (cell)
San Francisco Arts Intersection:
Sam Greenlee’s Spook Who Sat By the Door (FBI confiscated film)
Book Signing @ Marcus Bookstore, 2-4 p.m.
Visual Artist Danny Broadway in honor of Lorraine Hansberry
@Gallery 444, 5-8 p.m.
WHO- Oakland International Film Festival presents Sam Greenlee, author and screenplay writer of “The Spook Who Sat By the Door; Lorraine Hansberry Theatre: Visual Artist Danny Broadway (extended family relative of Lorraine Hansberry) Mamie Hansberry (sister of Lorraine Hansberry)
WHAT: Book Signing at Marcus Bookstore in San Francisco with Sam Greenlee; Art showing & Auction of Danny Broadway at Gallery 444 with Broadway and Mamie Hansberry in attendance. Media interviews encouraged at these events.
WHEN: April 7. Book signing with Greenlee for OIFF in San Francisco, 2-4 p.m.
Broadway Art Showing for Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, 5-8 p.m.
WHERE: Book signing with Greenlee at Marcus Bookstore, 1712 Fillmore Street in San Francisco (2-4 p.m.)
Art showing & Auction for Lorraine Hansberry Theatre @ Gallery 444, located at 444 Post Street in San Francisco. (5-8 p.m.)
WHY: In the service of the public interest covering positive stories in minority communities helps balances the often crime and violent stories that receive more editorial attention.
The Oakland International Film Festival brings positive attention Oakland as a destination for the arts and is reaching out to the wider Bay Area community with the Book signing of “The Spook That Sat By the Door.” The film by the same that screens Easter Sunday 7:15 p.m. at the Oakland Museum, was confiscated by the FBI after 3 weeks of theatrical release and only remains for screening because director Ivan Dixon hid the original print from government authorities. Greenlee has unique perspective on the “First Amendment.”
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre in its 31st Year is benefited by the collaboration between Gallery 444 and Danny Broadway. The theatre named in honor of Lorraine Hansberry who wrote the award-winning Broadway hit “A Raisin in the Sun,” which launched the careers of people like Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, and Ivan Dixon (director of “Spook Who Sat by the Door” and actor in popular 60’s TV series “Hogan’s Heroes) is multicultural and continues to launch careers. Robert Gossett of TNT’s “The Closer” is lead for the play “Blues for An Alabama Sky” by Oprah honored Pearl Cleage, which opens tonight at 8 p.m. at the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, 450 Post St.
Note to Editor: In your consideration of stories today, think of covering these stories as a way to offset the predominance of negative stories presented about minority communities. Here’s a link to Asian Law Professor Dr. Jerry Kang’s “Trojan Horses of Race” that scientifically states media predominantly reporting negative stories on minorities create and perpetuate racial bias.
.....they reveal that most of us have implicit biases in the form of negative beliefs (stereotypes)
See the criminal trajectory section of a more recent paper from Dr. Kang, “Implicit Bias in the Courtroom”.
A reading guide is available at:
Reports about events like the Oakland International Film Festival at the Oakland Museum that screens films from Spain, Mexico, local independent filmmakers and includes San Francisco’s Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s broadcast version of “You Don’t Know Jack,” about Jack Soo who was an Oakland resident are important to giving balance in public discourse.
Likewise, the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre provides a platform where all cultures can converge and see plays that allow for cultural exchange and meaningful dialogue. Something that is very needed in the times we live.
Both entities cultivate society, provide commerce, add to Bay Area tourism, multicultural employment, enlightenment and voluntarism as well as provide entertainment and are worthy of your coverage.
Oakland International Film Festival News Conference:
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
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