Black Cinema 1: Image and Mirage, Meaning and Identity
Co-presented with Black Creative Collective: Brown Hall
PCC Cascade Campus
705 N Killingsworth
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About This Screening
Attempting to engage with both the experimental films of black artists addressing race and the African-American community here in Portland, we are partnering with the BCC: Brown Hall to create programming that looks to contribute to larger movements towards equality and an end to state-supported brutality. Black Bullets pays tribute to the act of revolt. Inspired by the Haitian revolution, it was filmed on The Citadel, a mountaintop fortress that has become a sign of freedom and an icon of Haiti. Reckless Eyeballing is a hypnotic inspection of sexual desire, racial identity, and film history. In Cauleen Smith’s experimental biography, marginal representations of black female identity are transposed on images and locations spanning vast spaces, places, and time. American Hunger functions as an audio-visual meditation on the constructs surrounding African-American cultural identity while simultaneously examining an identity that spans hundreds of years, and thousands of miles. And Medea is a collage film that explores the information that permeates into a yet unborn child. Sounds provided by Jonny Cool Stargazer.
This series is supported in part by the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Arts Equity Grant with the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
*Medea print courtesy of the UCLA Film and Televion Archive
Black BulletsDenmark, 2012, video, B&W, sound, 4.33 min.
by Jeannette Ehlers
Forged WaysUS/Ethiopia, 2011, 16mm to digital, color, sound, 16 min.
by Ephraim Asili
Reckless EyeballingUS, 2004, 16mm, B&W, sound, 13 min.
by Christopher Harris
Chronicles of a Lying SpiritUS, 1992, 16mm, color, sound, 13 min.
by Cauleen Smith
American HungerUS/Ghana, 2013, 16mm to digital, color, sound, 19 min.
by Ephraim Asili
Medea*US, 1973, 16mm to video, color, sound, 7 min.
by Ben Caldwell
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Note to Self: Psychosexual Films of Nazli Dinçel Feb. 23
Short Cuts VII: Space Time Being Mar. 5 + 6
Dirty Looks: First Three Years + Hardcore Home Movies Apr. 8
Black Cinema 1: Image and Mirage, Meaning and Identity Apr. 25
A Super 8 Odyssey: Films of David Domingo May. 22
Who are US Tour 2016: Observations from the 21st Century American Road Jun. 17
Down a Hard Hole