Just Films Series, co-sponsored by the Chatham University Women’s Institute, Gwen’s Girls, Women and Girls Foundation, Women’s Law Project, and the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh.
The Revival: Women and the Word chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color. Their journey to strengthen their community is enriched by insightful interviews with leading Black feminist thinkers and historians, including Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Nikki Finney, and Alexis Deveaux. As the group tours the country, the film reveals their aspirations and triumphs, as well as the unique identity challenges they face encompassing gender, race, and sexuality.
Stay after the film for a very special performance and talk-back with Pittsburgh’s own artist, Vanessa German, who is a Scholar in Residence at the Chatham Women’s Institute this spring.