Join filmmakers Ruchi Mital, Petter Ringbom, and Marquise Stillwell for a screening of their biographical film about the artist Nellie Mae Rowe. Exploring the world created by Rowe, including intricate sets that recreate Rowe’s Playhouse, Mital and Ringbom bring her unique vision to life on film. Narrated by Emmy-award winner, Uzo Aduba, with voice support by Broadway actress Amy Warren, this film considers the cultural and political forces that shaped Rowe’s life and art. This event will be the DC premiere of the film, after it debuts at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

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