Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Miss Alma Thomas: A Life in Color

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 20 minutes

Miss Alma Thomas: A Life in Color

Alma W. Thomas lived a life of firsts: the first Fine Arts graduate of Howard University (1924), the first Black woman to mount a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1972), and the first Black woman to have her paintings exhibited in the White House (2009). Yet she did not receive national attention until she was 80. This documentary explores Thomas’ incredible life through the lens of curators, art specialists, scholars, her family, and award-winning actress Alfre Woodard as the voice of Miss Thomas. Released in conjunction with a major four-city museum retrospective, thousands will have the opportunity to learn of her life, work, and continuing influence.

CIFF46 Screenings

Allen Theatre

Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 7:25 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Shorts Program
Shorts Program 11

Director

Director
Cheri Gaulke

Producer
Jon Gann, Kia Baskerville, Sage Bennett

Screenwriting
Sue Maberry

Cinematography
Tim Wilson

Editing
Cheri Gaulke

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