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The Outsider in Science Fiction: African American and Latino Perspectives


Panel discussion with Walter Mosley, Sam Delany, Alex Rivera, Lawrence Oliver Cheery, and Lola Salvador

Part of the series Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner Inc

A group of prominent authors and filmmakers will discuss the theme of the outsider in science fiction literature and film, from African-American and Latino perspectives. This hour-long discussion will be moderated by filmmaker, producer, and curator Warrington Hudlin. The discussion was programmed by Dan Abella for the Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, which takes place from December 7 through 9, 2012.


Walter Mosley is the author of more than 37 acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into 23 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel.

Sam Delany is an author, professor, and literary critic best known for his science fiction novels, which include Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection, Nova, Dhalgren, and the Return to Nevèrÿon series.

Alex Rivera is a filmmaker best known for his feature film Sleep Dealer, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, where he was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Prize for best film with a science theme, and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.

Lawrence Oliver Cheery is a writer and producer for Haylies Films, an independent company that produces science fiction, dramas, and documentaries.

Lola Salvador and Carlos Molinero wrote, produced, and directed the acclaimed experimental feature film The Mist in the Palm Trees, a journey through space and time using footage shot throughout the 20th century.

Free with Museum admission.