Billy Woodberry

Billy WoodberryDirector of
AND WHEN I DIE, I WON´T STAY DEAD. BOB KAUFMAN, POET

Billy Woodberry was born in Dallas, 1950. He is one of the key figures of the so-called L.A. Rebellion, a film movement of young African and African-American filmmakers that created a black cinema. His feature film Bless Their Little Hearts (1984) is regarded as an essential work of this cinema, influenced by Italian neo-realism and the work of Third Cinema filmmakers. The film was awarded with the OCIC and the Interfilm awards of the ecumenical jury in the Berlin Film Festival. His work has screened at the MOMA, Harvard Film Archive, Camera Austria Symposium and Human Rights Watch Film Festival. He has taught in the School of Art and the School of Film/ Video at CalArts since 1989.

Selection:
1980 THE POCKET BOOK
1984 BLESS THEIR LITTLE HEARTS

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