First Fridays Cinema Cocktail Hour with Pratibha Parmar

Event Date: Friday, October 2 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Dear Cinema Community:


Please join us for the next Cinema Cocktail Hour Whetting Our Appetite for the Future on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 4-5 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting.

This special event focused on Race, Rebellion and Resistance brings together our community during a difficult time when we cannot be physically together. This will be a meaningful gathering!

The classic film A PLACE OF RAGE by Pratibha Parmar focuses on the life and work of legendary icons Angela Davis and June Jordan along with Alice Walker and former SFSU CINEMA faculty member Trinh T. Minh-ha. The film is available via Kanopy with your SFSU ID. Please watch the hour-long film before our event!

Co-sponsored by the Marcus Funds for Excellence in Cinema, the Marcus Endowed Chair in Social Justice Fiction Filmmaking Mayuran Tiruchelvam, the Feminist Filmmaking Collective (F3)at SFSU and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.

The Zoom event will be a conversation with the filmmaker Pratibha Parmar and Marcus Endowed Chair Mayuran Tiruchelvam and Wencie Hoang, F3 President (SFSU) and Usha Iyer, Professor of Film and Media at Stanford.

The event will be introduced by Professor and Director of the SFSU School of Cinema Celine Shimizu and Professor and Director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford Jennifer Brody.

The audience will be composed of SFSU and Stanford faculty, staff, and students.

Join us and welcome Pratibha Parmar to our campus (virtually)! And join us to welcome Stanford  faculty, staff and students in conversation with our community.


Be well,




Celine Parreñas Shimizu, M.F.A., Ph.D.

Professor and Director

School of Cinema

San Francisco State University