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Garrett Bradley’s America: A Journey Through Race and Time

 
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Oct 11—Oct 17, 2019
 
   
 
 
 
 
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With her revelatory new short film America, Garrett Bradley does nothing less than construct a joyous alternative history of African-American representation on screen. For this week-long special presentation, we present Bradley’s stunning vision in seven different programs, each offering a unique prism through which to consider the history—and future—of the construction of Blackness in American cinema. We’re delighted to also present a retrospective of pre-America work by Bradley, one of the most intriguing and versatile filmmakers active today.

America is an Aubin Pictures production. Produced by Lauren Domino and Catherine Gund.

Special thanks to Field of Vision.


 
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Garrett Bradley

Garrett Bradley’s multimedia work draws together broad themes of oppression and conflict with a particular emphasis on place and location. Across a body of moving-image productions that blend elements of documentary and fiction, cinema and video art, Bradley’s camera situates wider themes in the minute textures of the everyday, exploring her subjects’ struggles and dreams and rooting the sociopolitical in personal and physical experience. Bradley consistently locates her subjects in particular places—frequently her home city of New Orleans—that become sites of a confrontation between personal narratives and larger historical and political ones.



 
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Plotting a Journey Through Race and Time: Programming Garrett Bradley’s America

Most film programmers will be confronted with a question: what, exactly, to do with a film of unconventional length? This question was at the forefront of my mind at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January, when I emerged into the chilly Utah air after experiencing Garrett Bradley’s extraordinary visual poem America.



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America + Lime Kiln Club Field Day
 

Garrett Bradley’s extraordinary new short screens with the lost-and-found 1913 romantic comedy.

Fri, Oct 11, 2019
 
 
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America + Four Women + Illusions
 

Garrett Bradley’s extraordinary new short screens with two works by Julie Dash.

Sat, Oct 12, 2019
 
 
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America + Hale County This Morning, This Evening
 

Garrett Bradley’s extraordinary new short screens with RaMell Ross’ vision of Black Southern life.

Sun, Oct 13, 2019
 
 
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America + Stormy Weather
 

Garrett Bradley’s extraordinary new short screens with the showstopping, all-Black 1940s musical.

Mon, Oct 14, 2019
 
 
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America and the Race Film
 

Garrett Bradley’s extraordinary new short screens with two outré 1930s Black morality tales.

Tue, Oct 15, 2019
 
 
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BAM and Black Portraiture[s]: Responding to Garrett Bradley’s America
 

A special in-depth discussion and screening event reflecting on Garrett Bradley’s America.

Wed, Oct 16, 2019
 
 
Below Dreams
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Below Dreams
 

Garrett Bradley’s first feature is a vision of millennial disillusionment in the Big Easy.

Thu, Oct 17, 2019
 
 
Garrett Bradley Shorts Program
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Garrett Bradley Shorts Program
 

Garrett Bradley’s extraordinary new short and a selection of her innovative documentaries.

Thu, Oct 17, 2019