Women Make Movies Women Make Movies View Cart
Women Make Movies
Find


 

Alile Sharon Larkin

Alile Sharon Larkin is an artist-educator and award-winning independent film and video maker. Larkin has been a public school teacher in Los Angeles for 25 years and has taught at 32nd Street/USC Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School since 1993. Her teaching experience ranges from pre-K to college and filmmaking is part of Larkinís interdisciplinary curriculum. She has received nine Video in the Classroom Awards for teacher-produced films, documenting students learning about textile arts, storytelling, yoga, jazz, womenís history, Kwanzaa and African American dance.

Her film, YOUR CHILDREN COME BACK TO YOU (1979), presents a child's perspective on wealth and social inequality, and has screened throughout U.S. and Europe. A DIFFERENT IMAGE (1982), about an African American woman contemplating self-identity, heritage and perception, received critical praise and earned her first prize from the Black American Cinema Society, won Best Production of 1981 from the Black Filmmaker Foundation, and was named runner-up for best short film at FILMEX.

The screenplay of A DIFFERENT IMAGE was published in "Screenplays of the African American Experience" (Indiana University Press, 1991). Larkinís critical essay, "Black Women Filmmakers Defending Ourselves," appears in Female Spectators (Verso Editions, London). Larkin is currently working on a childrenís music DVD, "Tie-Dye." (8/14)


A Different Image
A film by Alile Sharon Larkin, 1982, 52 min., Color

A highly-acclaimed film, A DIFFERENT IMAGE is an extraordinary poetic portrait of a beautiful young African American woman attempting to escape becomi...

Your Children Come Back to You
A film by Alile Sharon Larkin, 1979, 27 min., BW

Alile Sharon Larkin's first film is a contemporary allegory about values and assimilation. The film literalizes the meaning of a "mother country" by m...



go to year view by subject view by title view by maker



  Sign up to get our monthly newsletter delivered by email.



You'll get the latest info on WMM films, filmmakers, new releases and worldwide events.
Read the current issue and subscribe!

amazon amazon
 
WMM offers film collections
on a variety of specific subject areas, including the
African American Collection, films from Latin America, the Girls Project, Beyond the Veil and more.



Deep discounts are available when you purchase multiple films. More details.






 
© Women Make Movies, 2005
site map

Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitiates the production, promotion, distribution, and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. contact us