Interview with James Spooner

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Main contributors
Spooner, James; Mahon, Maureen
Maureen Mahon interviews James Spooner during the AAAMC conference, "Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music."
Indiana University, Radio and Television Services; McAlpin, Michael
Archives of African American Music and Culture
Bloomington; Indiana; United States
Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music
Archives of African American Music and Culture
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1 video file (mov, 26 min., 50 sec.) : sound, color ; 7.09 GB + 1 transcript (5 pages), 1 videocassette (HD miniDV : sound, color)
James Spooner is a filmmaker and fine artist. His award-winning debut feature documentary Afro-punk has screened at festivals in the U.S. and abroad, including the Toronto International Film Festival, New York's Urbanworld Film Festival, the American Black Film Festival, Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina), and the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. The film has been incorporated in a program for high school students on race identity by the New Museum in New York, and has inspired an Afro-Punk Film Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, which he has been co-curating. He was Resident Video Installation Artist at the Ase Dance Theatre Collective in New York, where he created new media works with a choreographer. Prior to working in film, he was a sculptor, whose work showed in galleries in New York and Seattle. He has also been an editor and an editing consultant. More recently, Spooner made his narrative film debut with White Lies, Black Sheep (2007).
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Other: DVF 1032

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