Breaking racial and gender stereotypes, the African-American stand-up comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley has long been an icon in the comedy world. Once billed as “the funniest woman in the world,” she performed on stage and in television and film until her death in 1975. The film explores Mabley’s legacy through recently unearthed photography and rediscovered performance footage.
Date: Friday, February 7, 8PM
Location: James Room, 4th Floor, Barnard Hall
Editor: Maya Mumma
Cinematographer: Jim Wooden
Executive Producer: Tom Leonardis
Producer: Whoopi Goldberg
Featuring: Debbie Allen, Kaye Ballard and Harry Belafonte