Black Radical Imagination Film Series Screening Event In Brooklyn, NY, 4/26
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Black Radical Imagination Film Series Screening Event In Brooklyn, NY, 4/26

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As I

reported back in February, filmmaker and programmer-in-residence Amir George of Chicago’s Black Cinema House,

and Los Angeles based filmmaker curator

Erin Christovale, are jointly

presenting a screening of short films they call Black Radical Imagination next week.

Last

time, the screening was in Los Angeles; and now they’re jumping to the East

Coast with a screening of new films in New

York – Brooklyn to be exact – at MoCADA’s (Museum of Contemporary African

Diaspora Arts) Soul of Brooklyn Block Party Launch located at Tompkins Ave between Putnam and Jefferson at 8pm, Friday, April 26

The

screening will consist of films by various filmmakers, including Amir George

himself, along with films and videos by Adebukola

Bodunrin, Ezra Clayton Daniels, Akousa

Adoma Owusu,  Anansi Knowbody, Cristina

De MiddelJacolby Satterwhite, and the latest addition to the current ongoing

program by Cauleen Smith.

The

whole concept of the Black Radical Imagination, according to George and Christovale,

was the result of ”a series of discussions around the

boundaries and limitations that are historically given to people of color.

They

further say that it is designed to invoke a futurist aesthetic of the

black image on screen. The visual pieces delve into the worlds of video art,

film animation, narrative storytelling, and new media. Each artist contributes

their own vision of a free changing world in a postmodern society. Specifically,

in the film industry these restrictions are often digested and kept to propel a vicious cycle of negative identification. Black Radical Imagination invokes a futurist aesthetic where artists identify themselves and reclaim their own unique stories.

Go to the Soul of Brooklyn Facebook page to find out more HERE

For

the Black Radical Imagination’s Facebook page go HERE and click HERE for their

website.

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