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.
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. 8th, Redcat
in Los Angeles on Nov. 10, and Dallas on Nov. 16.
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.