This presentation takes Julie Dash’s 1991 film Daughters ​of the Dust as itself the theory that might offer insights into selected issues raised by selected subsequent films, including Eve’s Bayou (dir. Kasi Lemmons, 1997) and Mississippi Damned (dir. Tina Mabry, 2009). It has two foci. The first is in how time and temporality participate in a cinematic project having to do with blackness, violence, and gender that these films share. Related to the first, the second addresses the ways that these films forge the concept “Black woman” cinematically.

**This presentation is full.**