Film Series

Random Acts Expanded: Terence Nance and Friends

 
 
Nov 12—Nov 15, 2018
 
   
 
 
 
 
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One of America’s most intriguing and unique filmmakers, Terence Nance made a huge breakthrough in 2018 with his one-of-a-kind HBO sketch show Random Acts of Flyness, a grandly ambitious, groundbreaking, and critically adored look at the contemporary black experience. This retrospective offers a chance to tumble further down the rabbit hole of Nance’s boundless, singular imagination, showcased alongside works by his equally innovative Random Acts of Flyness collaborators.


 
Random Acts of Flyness
Film
Random Acts of Flyness: Alternate Cuts
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
 
Random Acts of Flyness: Alternate Cuts
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
FREE SCREENING
 

Terence Nance presents a special free screening of three episodes of his groundbreaking HBO show Random Acts of Flyness, including some alternate cuts that reveal hidden meanings.

+ Appearance by Terence Nance
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Hollywood Shuffle
Film
Terence Nance presents Hollywood Shuffle
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
 
Terence Nance presents Hollywood Shuffle
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
 

Robert Townsend channeled the frustrations of being a black actor in 1980s Hollywood into this wildly inventive showbiz satire, which subversively skewers the industry’s narrow casting of African-Americans.

+ Before the film, Terence Nance will discuss how Hollywood Shuffle inspired his love of cinema.
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Oversimple
Film
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
 
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
 

Swirling home movies, animation, stop motion, and a whole short film into a dizzying collage, Terence Nance’s breakout feature is an imaginative investigation of a would-be romance stuck in the friend zone.

+ Q&A with Terence Nance
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Terence Nance
Film
Shorts Program 1: Terence Nance
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
 
Shorts Program 1: Terence Nance
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
 

Encompassing drama, science fiction, documentary, and musicals, the restlessly inventive short films of Terence Nance blend wondrous visuals with profound philosophical insight.

+ Introduction by Terence Nance
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Piu piu
Film
Shorts Program 2: Random Acts of Flyness Collaborators
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
 
Shorts Program 2: Random Acts of Flyness Collaborators
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
 

Delve deeper into the world of Random Acts of Flyness with this selection of subversive, innovative, and hard-hitting short films by the show’s visionary young directors.

+ Q&A featuring multiple filmmakers
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