Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification
First screened in March 2013
Director: Barbara McCullough. Cast: Yolanda Vidato.

Twitter Capsule: Shimmering image, tilting toward exoticism, suddenly discloses staggering poverty.

VOR:   A poetic peak of the so-called L.A. Rebellion, a Southern California-based movement of African American indie filmmakers. Rarely screened today, but a landmark among its cohort.

Photo © 1979 Black Filmmakers Foundation (c/o SAIC)

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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