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Arthur Jafa

 
 
Tue, Mar 28, 2017
  • 7PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 82min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
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+  Intro by Greg Tate
 
 
 
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“[Jafa] disrupts the whitewashing of American culture with a black-centric view, one that is traumatic, ecstatic, and long overdue.”
—The New Yorker

Arthur Jafa is a legendary cinematographer whose polymathic output includes films of his own, visual art, and influential theorizing on the experience of being black in America. In his lyrical 2014 documentary Dreams are Colder Than Death, he reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, a time when institutionalized violence against black people began to gain mainstream recognition as a national crisis—and when Dr. King’s ideals of just equality hold more urgency than ever. This program also includes APEX_scenario, Cassowary: Mechanics of Empathy, and Considerations.

 
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Considerations

Directed by Arthur Jafa
1982, 15min

 
 
APEX_scenario

Directed by Arthur Jafa
2014, 8min

 
 
 
 
Cassowary: Mechanics of Empathy

Directed by Arthur Jafa
2016, 7min

 
 
 
Dreams Are Colder Than Death

Directed by Arthur Jafa
2014, 52min