August 7 – August 19, 2022

ALMA’S RAINBOW Limited Engagement

Limited Engagement | Los Feliz 3 

Restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation with support from the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.

ABOUT THE FILM

The American Cinematheque presents the Los Angeles premiere of the new restoration of Ayoka Chenzira’s ALMA’S RAINBOW, courtesy of Kino Lorber.

ALMA’S RAINBOW, 1994, Kino Lorber, 85 min, USA, Dir: Ayoka Chenzira

A coming-of-age comedy-drama about three African American women living in Brooklyn, ALMA’S RAINBOW explores the life of teenager Rainbow Gold (Victoria Gabrielle Platt) as she enters womanhood and navigates standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights women have over their bodies. Rainbow attends a strict parochial school, studies dance, and lives with her strait-laced mother Alma (Kim Weston-Moran), who runs a hair salon in the parlor of their home and disapproves of her daughter’s newfound interest in boys. When Alma’s free-spirited sister Ruby (Mizan Kirby) returns from Paris after a ten-year absence, the sisters clash over what constitutes the “proper” direction for Rainbow’s life. Alma’s Rainbow highlights a multi-layered Black women’s world where the characters live, love, and wrestle with what it means to exert and exercise their agency.

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SUN AUG 7, 2022

7:00 PM

ALMA’S RAINBOW

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Q&A with actor Victoria Platt (Alma) and editor Lillian Benson. Los Angeles Premiere of new restoration, courtesy of Kino Lorber.  

Program begins with new restoration of the short film “Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People.” 

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TUE AUG 16, 2022

10:00 PM

ALMA’S RAINBOW

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Los Angeles Premiere of new restoration, courtesy of Kino Lorber.  Program begins with new restoration of the short film “Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People.” 

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FRI AUG 19, 2022

4:00 PM

ALMA’S RAINBOW

$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Los Angeles Premiere of new restoration, courtesy of Kino Lorber.  Program begins with new restoration of the short film “Hair Piece: A Film for Nappyheaded People.”