Black Radical Imagination Screening at REDCAT in L.A. Monday Nov. 10
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Black Radical Imagination Screening at REDCAT in L.A. Monday Nov. 10

nullThe 2014/15

Black Radical Imagination film series continues its current fall tour with a

screening at REDCAT in Los Angeles , showcasing new experimental and

Afro-futurist films from Ephraim Asili and Vashti Harrison, along with previous

works by John Akomfrah, Jeannette Ehlers, Lauren Kelley, Lewis Vaughn, Terence

Nance, Sanford Biggers and Vashti Harrison

Programmed

by Chicago-based filmmaker Amir George and L.A. based curator Erin Christovale,

the goal of Black Radical imagination, according to both George and

Christovale, is "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."

They go

further to say that “focusing on new

stories within the diaspora, each artist contributes their own vision about

post-modern society through the state of current black culture. An artistic

movement and school of thought, Black Radical Imagination focuses on the

aesthetics of futurism, surrealism, and the magnificent through the context of

cinema."

The films at

the REDCAST screening will be  Moonrising

Nance and Biggers),  Moonrising, Black

Bullets (Ehlers), Black Magic at the White House (Ehlers),  The Baptist (Vaughn), Memory Room 451 (Akomfrah),

Get the Bones from 88 Jones because She Also Eats Meat (Kelly) and Field Notes

(Harrison) which also won the Best Short Film Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

2014 (pictured above)

Curators

Christovale and George, lecturer Martine Syms, filmmaker Vashti Harrison will

be in person for the screening which takes place at REDCAT in the Roy and Edna

Disney/CalArts Theater on Monday Nov. 10 starting at 8:30PM

For more

info and to get tickets  go to REDCAT’s website HERE or check out Black Radical Imagination’s website HERE

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