"Let Them Eat Cake" BADWest 4th Monday Free Screening September 25, 2017

Let Them Eat Cake is about how the Western World exploits Africa and communities of color around the world for their addiction to sweets.

Monday, September 25, 2017 @7pm

St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Free Screening

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

4130 Overland Avenue

Culver City, CA 90230

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum in association with the BADWest St. Clair Bourne 4th Monday Documentary Series Presents:

Let Them Eat Cake

Written and Directed by

Alexis Krasilovsky

It is a poetic essay that takes you on a journey through twelve countries, exploring the contrast between pastry making and consumption in various parts of the world. While in some parts of the world those who farm the ingredients for pastries can't even afford them, in Paris, Tokyo and Los Angeles, lavish pastries adorn the shelves of pastry shops along the streets. Written and directed by award-winning director Alexis Krasilovsky, Let Them Eat Cake addresses the planetary emergency of too little food, while seducing the viewer with the lavish traditions and beauty of pastry and cake-making that calls us back to the roots of our childhood.

Alexis Krasilovsky

Alexis Krasilovsky, Writer/Director

After studying film history at Yale University, Alexis Krasilovsky embarked on a career as an independent filmmaker and holographer. She later received an MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts. Krasilovsky was the first to include the film techniques of zooming and dissolving in a motion picture hologram, Created and Consumed by Light (1975). Her pro-choice hologram, Childbirth Dream, was exhibited at the Georges Pompidou Center and other museums and festivals here and abroad.

As head of her own production company - Rafael Film, LLC - Krasilovsky has written, directed and produced numerous documentaries, video-poems and art films, includingEnd of the World, Exile, What Memphis Needs and Blood. Her global documentary feature, Women Behind the Camera (and the shorter version, Shooting Women - both at http://womenbehindthecamera.com, won five Best Documentary awards, as well as a Tribute Award "for achievement in independent cinema" from the San Francisco Women's Film Festival and a lifetime achievement award from the Gdansk DocFilm Festival. (http://womenbehindthecamera.com)

Meeting other filmmakers at festivals around the world that have screened her work compelled Krasilovsky to think transitionally and transculturally addressing the perils and pleasures of pastry in Pastriology (2013) and Let Them Eat Cake (2014) with the help of co-producers and unit producers from Bangladesh, France, India, Japan, Mexico, Peru, the Republic of Guinea, Turkey and other countries.(http://letthemeatcakefilm.com)

Alexis Krasilovsky is Professor in the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Northridge, where she has taught film production, screenwriting and media theory and criticism. Krasilovsky is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, the International Documentary Association, Women in Film, and the Writers Guild of America/west.

Writer/Director/Co-producer Alexis Krasilovsky and Co-producer Dr. Hamidou Soumah will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

This event is FREE.

Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 7pm

Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

4130 Overland Avenue

Culver City, CA 90230

Free Parking.

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The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BAD West) is a professional organization providing people of African descent working in documentary film, video or other media the opportunity to network professionally, share resources, exchange ideas and meet socially in order to enhance the development, production, promotion and exhibition of documentaries. The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West also advocates the recognition and professional advancement of Black documentary filmmakers.