*This block is curated by Donaldo Prescod who will also moderate the Q&A. Donaldo is the award winning filmmaker behind the short, Black People Are Dangerous.
The lines that divide our country have become so crystal concrete that there is no limit on the filmic tools and genres within which artists attack them. However, artists of color have individual artistic dreams they want to achieve while fulfilling the social responsibility that racism has placed on them. There is rich territory beyond the valuable landscapes of the historical picture or the stark realistic portrait young black love. Gentrification and displacement are here, yes, but so is growing up, love, LOVE, LOVE. There are white zombies, swarming pigeons, a man swimming through the air to Marvin Gaye’s trans-historic groove. The possibilities are endless, freeing, infinite.
Desert Storm, dir. Joshua Raymond Lee / Narrative / USA
Night Call, dir. Amanda Renee Knox / Narrative / USA
Other, dir. Xavier Burgin / Narrative / USA
Hair Wolf, dir. Mariama Diallo / Narrative / USA
Jitters, dir. Otoja Abi / Narrative / USA
Rooftop Refuge, dir. Andrew Leibman / Narrative / USA
Make Me Wanna Holler, dir. Erica Eng / Narrative / USA