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The movie ldquo;Preciousrdquo; holds the highest number of Academy Award nominations for a Black film in history, but does it inspire or stereotype? At Sundayrsquo;s Academy Awards wersquo;ll find out what the industry thinks, but this Friday we want to know what you think about this highly controversial film. Noted film producer Warrington Hudlinrsquo;s DV Republic, in partnership with NewsOne, has brought together two acclaimed Black thinkers to lead the discussion Outspoken cultural critic... (continue reading)
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Dr. Antonio is the Associate Dean for Film, Television, New Media, & Recorded Music and an Associate Arts Professor in the Department Art and Public Policy at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She served as the Chair of the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music in 2008/9 and was the Interim Chair of the Graduate Film Program in 2001/2. She will continue to serve as Dean of Recorded Music. Film scholar and lecturer, Dr. Antonio is the author of "Contemporary African American Cinema" (Peter Lang, Inc., 2002); a contributing writer on "New Black Cinema-When Self-Empowerment Becomes Assimilation" (Bertz Verlag, 2005); and "Matriarchs, Rebels, Adventurers, and Survivors: Renditions of Black Womanhood in Contemporary African American Cinema" (Sight & Sound- Supplement, July 2005). She has been interviewed for radio, television and print, including The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Black Issues in Higher Education, and Nickelodeon. She has been featured as a guest on WNYC 93.9 FM, Orpheus: To Hell and Back (2005); a Panelist on "The Other in Bush World USA" (for the book Bushwomen by Laura Flanders, 2005); and a guest on Carpe Diem television magazine show at Montclair State University for Comcast and Cablevision NJ. Dr. Antonio serves as an advisor and lecturer for a variety of projects including as the William H. Cosby Future Filmmakers Workshop, the Democracy Video Challenge with the US State Department, and as a jury member for the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, the NAACP Top 100 Movies of the Century, Panasonic Kid Witness News, and the NAACP ACT-SO. Her courses include "The World Through Art", "Language of Film" and "Anatomy of Difference: the Other in Film", and she co-taught "Conventional Steps to Unconventional Image-Making: Close Reading" for the Center for Art, Society, and Public Policy". She received Curricular Development Challenge Grants for two courses: Issues in Contemporary African-American Cinema which she taught from 1992-1995 and the Summer Film & Video Program for High School Students which has run each summer since 1996.
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