Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival. FREE event!
and pop culture critic David F. Walker's
informative and entertaining
lecture explores how the image of black people in America has been
shaped by images in mass media. Using film clips to examine the
portrayal of African Americans in film and television, Walker's lecture
digs deep into matters of representation and inclusion as he explains
why Black Images Matter.David F. Walker
is an award-winning comic book writer, filmmaker,
journalist, and educator. He was the lead film critic for Willamette
Week for seven years, while simultaneously running the Longbaugh Film
Festival. He currently works for Marvel Comics, teaches part time at
Portland State University, and is working on a new book chronicling the
history of black films of the 1970s.
The 2017 Portland Black Film Festival is
made possible through the generous support of the Fred W. Fields Fund
of the Oregon Community Foundation.