Please join us Saturday, Sept. 16 for our next monthly meeting: “Who Has The Right to Tell Our Stories?” We will be joined filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry and UCLA’s Ana-Christina Ramón. The meeting will take place at the SAG-AFTRA building at 11 a.m.
Matthew A. Cherry is a former NFL wide receiver turned filmmaker. His first feature film “The Last Fall,” starring Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie and Vanessa Bell Calloway, made its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival and received awards at the American Black Film Festival and Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. Dubbed one of Paste Magazine’s “Directors to Watch” in 2016, his current project is titled “Hair Love,” an animated short film about an black father trying to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.
Ana-Christina Ramón is the Director of Research and Civic Engagement for the Office of the Dean of Social Sciences at UCLA. Formerly the assistant director of the school’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, she, along with professor Darnell Hunt, director of the Bunche Center, co-authors the center’s reports on diversity in Hollywood.