New York Times Op-Docs Shorts
Op-Docs is the New York Times’ Emmy®-winning documentary series and forum featuring independent filmmakers. This Screening Series Op-Docs program includes four films from the series:
Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma (Topaz Jones, rubberband)
Inspired by the Black ABCs, Don’t Go Tellin' Your Momma is a musical odyssey, album and film about the New Jersey born artist Topaz Jones’ education on his own Black identity.
H.A.G.S. (Sean Wang)
Feeling anxious about adulthood, Sean Wang found comfort in the innocence (and youthful chaos) of middle school through his old yearbooks. He was curious about how his old friends were handling adulthood, so he called them. In H.A.G.S (Have A Great Summer), we see a vivid illustration of the joys and pains of coming of age.
Takeover (Emma Francis-Snyder)
Takeover explores the 12 historic hours on July 14, 1970, when 50 members of the Young Lords Party stormed the dilapidated Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and made their cries for decent healthcare known to the world. Through archival footage, seamless reenactments and modern-day interviews, we follow the Young Lords’ resistance against institutions curated by wealth and white supremacy, and their fight for the most basic of human rights: the right to accessible, quality healthcare.
The Queen of Basketball (Ben Proudfoot)
She is one of the greatest living women’s basketball players. Three national championships. Scored the first basket in women's Olympic basketball at the 1976 Olympics. Drafted to the NBA. But have you ever heard of Lusia Harris?
This digital screening includes a moderated filmmaker conversation that will be on demand with the film. Participants to be announced soon!
Captioning and ASL will be provided for this virtual showing and conversation.