IU CINEMA: "Danny Glover Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Program"
- September 17, 2017
- Indiana University Cinema
- 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
- Free, no ticket required
This event will be an extended, on-stage conversation with Michael T. Martin, Director of the Black Film Center/Archive (BFC/A) at Indiana University.
Danny Glover first toured the BFC/A and its collections in January 2016, where he immediately connected with its director and said, “I’m going to come back.” The BFC/A was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about Black people.
Off screen, Glover is known worldwide for his community activism and humanitarian efforts. He is the recipient of countless awards for his efforts on behalf of economic and social justice causes, as well as being a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from Amnesty International. Political activism has resonated with Glover since the late 1960s, and it became a source of inspiration for his acting: “It’s kind of been my moral guide in terms of what I’ve been able to do. I feel that the work I do has value to it; therefore, it connects to my sense of myself as a citizen and as an artist as well … before I was an actor or an artist I was a citizen, and I remained a citizen.”