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Wayward Waters: Black Cinema and the Atlantic Overview
February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Co-presented with the Pan African Film Festival in association with LACMA’s Aspect Ratio film education program.
Programmed by Yasmina Price, Guest Curator for LACMA.
Programming assistance by Matazi Weathers, Assistant Curator of Film at LACMA.
FILM at LACMA presents classic and contemporary narrative and documentary films, artists and their influences, emerging auteurs, international showcases, special guest-curated programs, and conversations with artists and special guests.
Presented in conjunction with Afro-Atlantic Histories, this series engages the multiple historical and cultural trajectories of the Black diaspora through the aesthetic expressions of filmmakers and visual artists. Curated by critic and scholar Yasmina Price, Wayward Waters: Black Cinema & The Atlantic traces the emancipatory and ecstatic possibilities of cinematic challenges to the transatlantic slave trade, colonization and Euro-American imperialism. What emerges from these fluid currents of poetic and political Black visual culture is a defiant stance against borders and containment, offering a clearer encounter with the past and a more expansive vision for the future. Featuring artists and filmmakers from Brazil, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Mauritania, France and North America, the program comprises 3 feature films preceded by shorts and 1 block of experimental short films.
Mouthpieces of Memory
Sat, Feb 11 @ 6:00p
Post-screening conversation with film critic and scholar Yasmina Price and Assistant Curator of Film at LACMA Matazi Weathers.
Dreams Are Colder Than Death
Dir: Arthur Jafa
Arthur Jafa’s experimental documentary/essay film meditates on the legacy of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream speech” through
a mosaic of everyday images and conversations with Black intellectuals and artists.
Regards de Mémoire
Dir: Sarah Maldoror
Filmed in Martinique, Haiti, and France, Sarah Maldoror’s documentary centers on the Caribbean writers Édouard Glissant and Aimé Césaire, interrogating shared histories of colonization and creating a Pan-African cinematic circuit.