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Lendl Tellington

born Baltimore, MD 1987

Momma’s Cat

2018

HD video

Runtime: 3:34

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Synopsis

Nannie, an 85 year old matriarch delivers a series of humorous anecdotes of her dates through the 1950’s and 1960’s. With each story she reveals a struggle to retain agency over her love life as a single black mother at a time when her marital status was frowned upon by her own family.

Production Credits

Director: Lendl Tellington, Music: Josh Hey

Biography

Lendl Tellington is a filmmaker and photographer working in both documentary and fiction. His practice utilizes multiple layers of history using ephemera of a certain era to reimagine events unfolding in the present as collective memory. When he’s not behind the camera, Lendl is the Technical Production Director of the BlackStar Film Festival.