From making film to writing lyrics to painting on a blank canvas, I am at peace in the world when I am creating. A writer, visual artist and documentary filmmaker, I come from a family of artists and musicians from Los Angeles, CA. As a kid, all I ever wanted to do was go to … Continue reading Super Studs, Brownskin Showgirls and Challenging Identities- My Artist Journey
Check out photos from the wip screening at Beyu Caffe in Durham, NC: Join SDF and Beyu Caffe for a lively evening of entertainment, film clips, and conversation about Leslie Cunningham's work-in-progress, JIG SHOW: Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana! Come one, come all! Tuesday, April 4th @ 7pm. Visit here to learn more. http://beyucaffe.com/events/be-connected-the-southern-documentary-fund-presents-for-us-by-us/
Documentary filmmaker spotlights Cuban Dancers who brought Rumba, Batá Drums, Lucumi Rituals and Santeria songs to U.S. and Canadian Audiences before the Revolution PRLog -- From the secular to the spiritual, Afro Cuban music and dance were rapidly growing in popularity in the U.S. by the mid-20th century. With the 1959 Cuban Revolution led by … Continue reading Harlem in Havana Helped Popularize Afro Cuban Music and Dance in North America
HELP FUND THE FILM NOW Dear Supporters, Family and Friends: I am excited to announce the launch of our crowdfunding campaign for JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana. In partnership with the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF), we are seeking $10,000 to complete production in the city of Tampa. Your contributions will be used in the following three areas: HD production crew Equipment … Continue reading Help Leslie bring Harlem in Havana to the Big Screen!
JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton’s HARLEM IN HAVANA- Preserving An American Entertainment Legacy PRLog - Oct. 10, 2014 - DURHAM, N.C. -- The last remaining of the great entertainers from one of America’s most successful traveling shows are finally telling their stories in JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana, the forthcoming documentary film from … Continue reading Brown-Skinned Showgirls, One Legged Tappers and a Lucumi Ritual Dance
North Carolina Central University presents a special screening of M.I., A Different Kind of Girl, a documentary film by Leslie Cunningham. Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:00pm North Carolina Central University Michaux School of Education Auditorium 700 Cecil St., Durham, NC 27707 • 6:00pm - Doors open • 6:15-6:30 - Welcome from NCCU and the … Continue reading M.I. Screens at NCCU During Gender Reel Film Festival (9.19.14)