Black Radical Imagination Screening Series Announces Cities and Dates for Fall U.S. Tour
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Black Radical Imagination Screening Series Announces Cities and Dates for Fall U.S. Tour

nullThe 2014/15

Black Radical Imagination film series fall tour will be starting up again this

September, showcasing new experimental and Afro-futurist films from Ephraim

Asili and Vashti Harrison, along with previous works by Jeannette Ehlers,

Lauren Kelley, Lewis Vaughn, Terence Nance, Sanford Biggers, and Jabari Zuberi.

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."

Now after a successful

screening at the Trinidad + Tobago International Film Festival this past weekend,

the film series will travel to Pittsburgh on Sept. 27h, Boston on

Oct 12, Yerba Buena in the San Francisco area on Nov. 8thRedcat

in Los Angeles on Nov. 10, and Dallas on Nov. 16.

At each

screening, George and Christovale will be present in person for a Q+A for each screening

with select filmmakers. To find out more and for updates, go to the Black Radical

Imagination’s website HERE.

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