Mirror to Val del Omar’s Elementary Triptych of Spain
This program on 9/9, presented by program curator Elena Duque, is structured to mirror the formal and aesthetic concerns of José Val del Omar’s Elementary Triptych of Spain, and place his work in conversation with others by historically significant and contemporary experimental filmmakers.
A memorable snapshot of the era’s social and fashion trends, House Party is a jubilant celebration that also speaks to the importance of appreciating Black culture without ignoring widespread societal problems. The 9/16 screening will be copresented by Afrikan Poetry Theatre and followed by a panel discussion.
The Shattered Mind
Written, directed, and produced by deaf Black American filmmaker Jade Bryan, The Shattered Mind is about Zhane Rain, a teenager who struggles to find herself, questioning whether she was born deaf, and seeking to understand her recurring nightmares. Free screening supported by the NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, with director in person!
An unforgettable romantic drama, the second feature by Singleton after his Oscar-nominated breakthrough Boyz n the Hood starred Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. The Friday, October 6, 6:00 p.m. screening will be preceded by a spoken word showcase with poets King Kamayera and Sabreen Jolley in collaboration with community partner African Peach Arts Coalition and will take place in the Redstone Theater.
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Bill Duke’s lively and poignant film is especially memorable for its soundtrack, particularly its epochal appearance by a young Lauryn Hill. On Sunday, 10/15, there will be a family day event featuring karaoke activities with songs from Sister Act 2 and music-related video games for the whole family!
Next Time We Love + Book Signing
In his first starring role, James Stewart plays a New York reporter separated from his wife (Margaret Sullavan) when he’s posted to Rome and she refuses to give up her acting career. Marsha Gordon will sign copies of her book Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life & Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott, after the October 28 screening.
At a time of severe environmental crisis, three teenagers come together to face the climate reality in their home state of Louisiana. This special presentation on 11/3 will be followed by a discussion between director Kira Akerman and landscape architect Kate Orff (SCAPE), moderated by filmmaker Kirsten Johnson.
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