Saturday, September 16
Screening followed by Discussion with artist actress, comedian, and advocate, amanda seales
Grace Street Theater | 7:30p | Afrikana Afterparty w/ DJ Amanda Seales
Modern-day black women are usually portrayed as strong, confident and “flawless.” But Issa and Molly are definitely not “killing it.” These best friends must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.
Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, the comedy series Insecure explores the black female experience. Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly. Over the course of the season, Issa attempts to figure out what she wants out of life and how to take control of it, while fumbling her way through this journey. Molly, a corporate attorney who appears to have everything together professionally, struggles inside as she looks for external ways to fix her life.
Amanda will share her experiences as one of Issa's besties, Tiffany, on the top-rated HBO show and give us a look into the creative process behind her two web series, Get Your Life and Gem Droppin. We will also discuss the role of the web and social media in shifting the culture. You do want to miss it!