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Independent Filmmaker Presents Screening, Lecture for PA/LS


February 9, 2001

[ 'Compensation' Publicity Photo ]DELAWARE, OHIO -- On Monday, Feb. 12, independent filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis will screen her award-winning film Compensation as part of Ohio Wesleyan's Performing Arts and Lecture Series (PA/LS). Inspired by a 1905 poem from early African-American writer, Paul Laurence Dunbar, this unique drama explores aspects of Black culture in both turn-of-the-century and present-day Chicago in two parallel love stories, both about the relationship between a deaf woman and a hearing man. A question-and-answer session with Davis will follow the screening.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, Davis will present a lecture titled "Black Women Make Movies, Too!" that will focus on Black women filmmakers in history and today. Davis, who is also an associate professor of communication at the University of California, San Diego, has been making films for almost 20 years.

The film, which is free to the public, will be shown at 8 p.m. in Benes Rooms B & C of OWU's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. The lecture, which require a PA/LS ticket, begins at 8:30 p.m. in Benes Room C and will be followed by a reception.

Single tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens, and $4 for students ages 6 to 18. For more information or to reserve tickets call 740-368-3185.