Notes on Gesture
Film Shorts Program: Under The Influence Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Feb 14, 2019
  • 7PM
 
Running Time: 64min

Riggs’ legacy lives on in vibrant, innovative works by contemporary black and queer filmmakers.

+ Post-screening discussion with various filmmakers, moderated by scholar and curator Vivian Crockett
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)
 
 

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100 Boyfriends' Mixtape (Demo)

Dir. Brontez Purnell
2017, 8min

 

Polymath Brontez Purnell presents the hilariously raw and uncensored thoughts of a shoplifting, fed-up-with-men, HIV-positive gay black man. Originally commissioned by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett for Visual AIDS' Day With(out) Art 2017 ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS.

 
Notes on Gesture

Dir. Martine Syms
2015, 11min

 

Through performance and gesture, artist Martine Syms interrogates the representation of black women in an era in which identity is often reduced to GIFs and memes.

 
 
 
The Labyrinth 1.0

Dir. Tiona Nekkia McClodden
2017, 6min

 

The poetry of the late black, gay writer Brad Johnson is visualized through a mixture of surveillance footage, pornography, and structuralist experimental film. Originally commissioned by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett for Visual AIDS’ Day With(out) Art 2017 ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS.

 
 
A Drop Of Sun Under the Earth

Dir. Shikeith
2017, 9min

 

A black gay boy experiences visions of trauma and desire in this experimental work inspired by the writings of Audre Lorde.

 
 
 
A Guide to Breathing Underwater

Dir. Raven Jackson
2018, 7min

 

Traversing New York City, a dancer seeks freedom and peace through movement.

 
 
My House Series 1, Episode 3: "Old Way"

Dir. Elegance Bratton
2018, 23min

 

An intimate and vibrant look at New York’s contemporary ballroom scene.