Vidiots/Seed&Spark Film Screening Series: DOWN IN THE DELTA & discussion w/ Alfre Woodard & Loretta Devine
Hosted by Vidiots and sponsored by Seed&Spark this quarterly Film Screening Series will feature groundbreaking feature films with intimate filmmaker Q&A programmed exclusively for our Film Powered community.
This first of four screenings will be DOWN IN THE DELTA (1998), in which Alfre Woodard starred as Loretta Sinclair and Loretta Devine as Zenia. Ms. Woodard will present the film and discuss it's importance with Ms. Devine and guests.
Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school cheerleader and track star, she got the acting bug after being persuaded to audition for a school play by a nun at her school. She went on to study acting at Boston University and enjoyed a brief stint on Broadway before moving to Los Angeles, California. She got her first break in Remember My Name (1978) which also starred Jeff Goldblum. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband, writer Roderick M. Spencer, and their two children: Mavis and Duncan. She was named one of the Most Beautiful People in America by People Magazine.
Loretta Devine was born August 21, 1949 in Houston, Texas, to Eunice O'Neal (née Toliver), a beautician, and James Devine, who worked as a laborer. Loretta grew up in the Acres Home area of Houston and later enrolled at the University of Houston, where she earned a a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama, and later Brandeis University where she earned a MFA in Theater. With many minor roles in television and film, perhaps Loretta is best known for her performance as Gloria Matthews in Waiting to Exhale (1995). Her performance earned her an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress, as did her performance in her next film, The Preacher's Wife (1996).
Food and drinks are permitted in the screening room. Many bars and restaurants are within walking distance to continue the conversation afterwards.
***No guests are allowed. Only those rsvp'd through Film Powered will be permitted entrance.***