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Lyntoria Newton

Lyntoria Newton

Documentary Film and Video


Lyntoria Newton is graduate of the Documentary Film and Video MFA program at Stanford University. Many of her films have centered on the narratives of women and girls. She recently completed her M.F.A. thesis film Hey Little Black Girl, which explores the relationship between contemporary black girlhood and the legacy African American Civil Rights. She holds a B.A. from Hampshire College where she constructed a course of study that included film, media, journalism, and African diasporic studies. She has produced content for outlets such as The Boston Globe, PBA30, The Atlanta University Center, Atlanta Public Schools, The University of Michigan and others. She currently lives in the SF Bay Area and works as a freelance producer and editor for nonfiction content. Her films have screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival, San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Hayti Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Bechdel Film Festival, Oakland International Film Festival, Sistas are Doin' It For Themselves Film Festival and the Long Beach International Indie Music and Film Festival.



The Breitrose Awards by The Enersen Foundation, 2017

Hey Little Black Girl

hd video
June, 2017
Video Duration: 12:38

Being black and girl. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Oakland International Film Festival, 2018
Sistas Are Doin' It For Themselves Short Film Festival, 2018
Hayti Heritage Film Festival, 2018
Bechdel Film Festival, 2018

Powder Fresh

hd video
June, 2016
Video Duration: 7:37 min.

A sprinkle a day keeps the odor away.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Long Beach International Indie Music and Film Festival, 2018
LadyFest Atlanta, 2018

SF DocFest, 2017
Atlanta Film Festival, 2017

Bad Habits

Co-directed by Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz
hd video
March, 2016
Video Duration: 9:23 min.

Self-proclaimed nuns devote their lives to the healing powers of cannabis.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Mill Valley Film Festival, 2016
SF DocFest, 2016

One Way Ticket

16mm black and white film
December, 2015
Video Duration: 3:39 min.

Verlie Mae Pickens moved from Louisiana to California during the Great Migration. At 99 years old, she has stories to tell.



June 17, 2017

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium
June 9, 2016

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
March 15, 2016

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium
December 8, 2015

Free and open to the public

Cubberley Auditorium


January 17, 2017 to January 24, 2017
McMurtry Building