Ernest Hardy

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Gender MALE
Location Los Angeles, California
Introduction My work has appeared in LA Weekly, LA Times, NY Times, Vibe, Rolling Stone, Millennium Film Journal, Flaunt, and more. I contributed to the reference books "1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die" and "Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide," and have written liner notes for "Chuck D Presents: Louder Than a Bomb;" box-set "Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America," as well as anthologies by Curtis Mayfield, Chet Baker, Luther Vandross, the Jacksons and Teddy Pendergrass. A Sundance Fellow, I've sat as a juror for the Sundance Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Los Angeles Outfest, and co-programmed the FUSION Film Festival in LA. Blood Beats Vol. 1, my collection of criticism (interviews / reviews / essays), was published by Red Bone Press in April 2006; it won the PEN/Beyond Margins award in 2007. Blood Beats Vol. 2 was published February 2008. I'm co-editor of the literary anthology War Diaries, which will be published by APLA in summer 2009. I've lectured or appeared on panels at Princeton, Columbia, DePaul, USC and more.
Favorite Movies Almost anything Wong Kar-Wai, Pedro Almodovar, Charles Burnett, Claire Denis, Douglas Sirk, Spike Lee, Catherine Breillat, Julie Dash, Mike Leigh, Stephen Frears, Kristen Bjorn... Far too many to mention.
Favorite Music Too much and too many to even begin listing...
Favorite Books The usual suspects: James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston. Works by Fay Weldon, Zadie Smith, Greg Tate, Donald Bogle, Angela Davis, Jacqueline Susan, Dorothy Allison, Angela Carter, John Rechy, Arundhati Roy, Kathy Acker. Individual titles: "Oreo, " "White Boy Shuffle, " "Confederacy of Dunces, " "Wide Sargasso Sea, " "Things Fall Apart, " "Caucasia." Too many to list...