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The Future of the Black Screen Superhero + discussion

 
 
Sun, Feb 11, 2018
  • 2PM
 
 
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This international program of captivating short films, from Afrofuturist fantasies to dystopian social commentary, is followed by a panel discussion exploring the exciting future of black screen superheroes. The program will be followed by a panel discussion featuring filmmaker Stefon Bristol and cultural producer Deidre Hollman, moderated by series programmer Ashley Clark.

 
Twaaga

Dir. Cedric Ido
2013, 30min

 

Burkina Faso, 1987: a country in the throes of revolution. Manu, a young boy who loves comics, tags along with his big brother Albert. When Albert decides to undergo a magic ritual, Manu realizes there are real powers that rival even those of superheroes.

 
They Charge For The Sun

Dir. Terence Nance
2016, 16min

 

In a dystopian future where people live nocturnally to avoid the harmful rays of the sun, a young black girl unravels the lie that has kept her and her sister in the dark.

 
 
 
Afronauts

Dir. Frances Bodomo
2014, 14min

 

This beguiling film, shot in monochrome, is an alternative telling of the 1960s space race, chronicling the Zambia Space Academy’s attempts to beat America to the moon.

 
 
See You Yesterday

Dir. Stefon Bristol
2017, 15min

 

In this moving sci-fi drama, two Brooklyn teens, C.J. and Sebastian, build makeshift time machines to save C.J.'s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.

 
 
 
 
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