Josslyn Jeanine Luckett is Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies at NYU. She holds a PhD in Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. She also has an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School. Her current book project examines the pre-history of the filmmakers known as the "L.A. Rebellion." A 2017 Ford Dissertation Fellow and recent participant in the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, her writing has appeared in Film Quarterly, Public Books, The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and the Los Angeles Times. Jon-Sesrie Goff is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and an arts administrator. Jon has offered his lens to a variety of projects spanning many genres including the recently released and award-winning documentaries, including Out in the Night (POV, Logo 2015), Evolution of a Criminal (Independent Lens 2015), and Spit on the Broom (2019). Jon has an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University, he is currently the Executive Director of The Flaherty and previously served as the Museum Specialist for Film at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture. The Reverend Alisha Gordon is the Executive Minister of Programs at the Riverside Church in the City of New York. Sam Pollard is a Professor of Film in the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He has made over 50 films, including the Academy Award-nominated documentary Four Little Girls, with Spike Lee, as well as HBO’s When the Levees Broke. He recently edited Alex Gibney’s Sinatra: All or Nothing for HBO and directed Slavery by Another Name for PBS. His 40 years of filmmaking credits as a producer, director, and editor also include the seminal civil rights series Eyes on the Prize.

Discerning the Call: A Let the Church Say Amen! Corner

Josslyn Luckett, Jon-Sesrie Goff, Reverend Alisha Gordon, and Sam Pollard

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Discerning the Call: A Let the Church Say Amen! Corner

Josslyn Luckett, Jon-Sesrie Goff, Reverend Alisha Gordon, and Sam Pollard

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Discerning the Call: A Let the Church Say Amen! Corner

Josslyn Luckett, Jon-Sesrie Goff, Reverend Alisha Gordon, and Sam Pollard
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Josslyn Jeanine Luckett is Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies at NYU. She holds a PhD in Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. She also has an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School. Her current book project examines the pre-history of the filmmakers known as the "L.A. Rebellion." A 2017 Ford Dissertation Fellow and recent participant in the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, her writing has appeared in Film Quarterly, Public Books, The Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and the Los Angeles Times. Jon-Sesrie Goff is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and an arts administrator. Jon has offered his lens to a variety of projects spanning many genres including the recently released and award-winning documentaries, including Out in the Night (POV, Logo 2015), Evolution of a Criminal (Independent Lens 2015), and Spit on the Broom (2019). Jon has an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University, he is currently the Executive Director of The Flaherty and previously served as the Museum Specialist for Film at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture. The Reverend Alisha Gordon is the Executive Minister of Programs at the Riverside Church in the City of New York. Sam Pollard is a Professor of Film in the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He has made over 50 films, including the Academy Award-nominated documentary Four Little Girls, with Spike Lee, as well as HBO’s When the Levees Broke. He recently edited Alex Gibney’s Sinatra: All or Nothing for HBO and directed Slavery by Another Name for PBS. His 40 years of filmmaking credits as a producer, director, and editor also include the seminal civil rights series Eyes on the Prize.