A NEW COLOR: THE ART OF BEING EDYTHE BOONE directed by Marlene “Mo” Morris
A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone COLOR I directed by Marlene “Mo” Morris I DOC I RT 56 min I USA
Long before ‘black lives matter’ became a rallying cry, Edythe Boone embodied that truth as an African American artist, educator, and great-grandmother. From Harlem to Berkeley and from Malcolm X to Eric Garner, A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone is a joy-filled and heart-rending story about community, art and lives that matter. Having challenged inequality through art for decades, Edythe is tested when her nephew Eric Garner dies in police custody.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Marlene “Mo” Morris, Director/Producer, calls Berkeley, CA home. She has been an associate producer and editor on film projects with internationally acclaimed Bay Area filmmakers Jed Riffe, Maureen Gosling, and Abby Ginzberg and has been producing and editing work for non-profit and educational organizations on topics as wide-ranging as ecology, domestic abuse survivors, Jewish choral music, and restorative justice. Years of social justice activism and professional experience as a mediator and immigration attorney enrich Mo’s approach to documentary filmmaking – perceptive, beautifully crafted, and deeply personal. A New Color is Mo’s first feature film.