7-29-11: Maryland Morning Screen Test: Pierre and Jamyla Bennu

July 29, 2011 at 7:45 am 6 comments

The Bennus. Photograph by Christopher Moore.

Wednesday night at The Windup Space, Tom Hall interviewed filmmakers Pierre and Jamyla Bennu and screened some of their films for this month’s Maryland Morning Screen Test.

Pierre and Jamyla Bennu aren’t just filmmaking partners. They’re a married couple, parents, artistic collaborators, co-owners of a natural hair and skin care product company, and proprietors of the culture-rich website exittheapple.com. Their film oeuvre, like their lives, is busy and all-encompassing, including documentaries, animation, music videos, and narrative film. The Bennus’ films share a lovingly handmade feel, a sophisticated, provocative, and funny approach, and a talent for twisting history in a way that makes viewers rethink contemporary culture.

The Bennus will be appearing at Westnorth Studio for “Talkback Theater” on the evening of September 10. Check exittheapple.com for more details.

Web extra: Pierre and Jamyla on why they decided to leave New York for Baltimore: All photographs by Christopher Moore.  Please check out his other work, too.

Also to check out: the band Lands and Peoples, whose people Caleb Moore designed our snazzy Screen Test poster.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Maryland Morning Interview  |  August 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    […] This interview was taped before a Live! Studio! Audience! immediately prior to a screening of a selection of Exittheapple short films. It was part of a monthly series of interviews with Baltimore/Maryland filmmakers called Screen Test. Learn more at the link! […]

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  • 2. Lana Kole  |  August 8, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Great interview. This couple’s work is really incredible! They’re definitely an inspiration.

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  • 3. Erica Louise  |  August 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Inspired in California.

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  • 4. JenniferRM  |  December 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    So love it. Pierre and Jamyla are wonderful spirits. I wish them the best!! xo

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  • 5. Dr B  |  February 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    very good interview …if i may state…GPops

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  • 6. kA'  |  March 8, 2012 at 3:18 am

    jamyla and p are my heroes!

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