Cinema Cocktail Hour: Whetting Our Appetite for the Future of Cinema

Event Date: Friday, September 4 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Whetting Our Appetite for the Future of Cinema


A First Fridays 4 p.m. Series focused on



Funded by the Marcus Excellence Funds in Cinema


Introduced by Professor and Director Celine Shimizu


September 4, 2020

4-5 p.m.

via Zoom

Distinguished Alumna Anthonia Onyejekwe  in conversation with Associate Professor and Director of the Queer Cinema Institute Johnny Symons and Eric Webb, co-founder of Black Film Club introduced by Professor and Director Celine Parreñas Shimizu and moderated by Kayla Miller, student event organizer and Bucket Manyweather, Black Unity Center. A screening of Anthonia’s thesis film SHE (2018) will precede the event.



Anthonia Nneamaka Onyejekwe is a Nigerian-American filmmaker and content creator from Oakland, CA. She has passion for telling stories through visual media and believes that representation matters in front and behind the camera. Anthonia has produced, directed, and assisted on projects for KQED Check, Please! Bay Area, ABC-7, Netflix, Better Homes & Gardens, and more. In 2016, Anthonia founded a Bay Area youth film program called REEL Oakland where students have the opportunity to produce a short film together. Anthonia holds an undergraduate degree in Media and Culture Studies from UC Riverside, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Cinema from SF State University.

Link to Anthonia Nneamaka Onyejekwe’s film She on Youtube.



Co-Sponsored by the Black Unity Center.