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Brown Lectures Series: Matthew A. Cherry, Hair Love

Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library (virtually) to hear Matthew A. Cherry in conversation with Sidney Clifton about his work.

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Matthew A. Cherry personally raised over $280K on Kickstarter to make the award winning short film, HAIR LOVE, which was adapted into a picture book for Penguin Random House. It was released in May 2019, the book immediately became a New York Times Bestseller, and was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book. HAIR LOVE won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2020. Having consulted for MonkeyPaw and executive produced Spike Lee’s highly acclaimed BLACKKKLANSMAN, he has also directed multiple episodes of television, including the Valentine’s Day episode of ABC’s “Black-ish” and “Mixed-ish”. Additionally, Cherry's first feature film, THE LAST FALL, was inspired by his own experiences playing in the NFL and starred Lance Gross and Nicole Beharie. It debuted at SXSW and made its television premiere on BET. His second film, 9 RIDES, debuted at SXSW. He is also an accomplished music video director, having directed videos for artists including Michelle Williams, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg, and Common.
The Brown Lecture Series is supported by the Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Foundation.






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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:00pm



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