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What theyve been taught
Film BAMcinemaFest Shorts Program 2 Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Jun 26, 2022
  • 1:30PM
 
Running Time: 73min

A selection of formally inventive short films ask questions about art and history.

GENERAL ADMISSION: $20
MEMBERS: and Patrons $15
 
 

Shut Up and Paint

Dirs. Titus Kaphar & Alex Mallis | 2022
20min

 

Winner of the Best Short prize at the 2022 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Shut Up and Paint follows the painter Titus Kaphar as he turns to film when the art world tries to silence his voice.

 
The Body is a House of Familiar Rooms

Dirs. Eloise Sherrid & Lauryn Welch | 2022
10min

 

This magical-realist documentary collaboration between Samuel Geiger, director Eloise Sherrid, and the painter Lauryn Welch is a window into Geiger’s experience living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a painful connective tissue disorder that limits his mobility and functionality.

 
 
 
Swerve

Dir. Lynne Sachs | 2022
8min
With poetry by Paolo Javier

 

A food market and playground in Queens, NY becomes the site for this film inspired by Paolo Javier’s Original Brown Boy poems. The film itself transforms into an ars poetica/cinematica—a meditation on writing and making images in the liminal space between a global pandemic and what might come next—as five New York City performers speak in verse while wandering through food stalls in search of a new sensation. World Premiere!

 
 
ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught)

Dir. Brit Hensel | 2022
9min

 

Filmed on the Qualla Boundary and Cherokee Nation, ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught) explores expressions of reciprocity in the Cherokee world, brought to life by an elder and a first language speaker. Premiering at Sundance, the documentary circles the intersection of tradition, language, land, and a commitment to maintaining balance.

 
 
 
The Fire This Time

Dir. Mariam Ghani | 2022
26min

 

A kaleidoscopic trip through the intertwined histories of pandemics, riots, and colonial violence. An archive constantly haunted by its possible collapse. Featuring the voices of science journalist Sonia Shah, poet and literary scholar Anjuli Raza Kolb, medical anthropologist Christos Lynteris, epidemiologist Keiji Fukuda, economist William A. Darity Jr., and historians Nayan Shah, Kellie Carter Jackson, and Nancy Tomes.