Hauntologies: Present/Past Continuum: A Screening of Short Films

Join us for a screening and discussion featuring some of the most dynamic and accomplished experimental filmmakers working today.
Inspired by John Akomfrah’s idea of Hauntologies, “the way in which the past haunts the present,” this program features short films that explore the overlapping temporalities of Black life, a “spectrality” of memory and speculation that is especially visceral in this contemporary moment of social unrest and systematic destruction.

Following the screening the attending filmmakers will discuss their work with program curators Erin Christovale and Jacqueline Stewart.

Sugarcoated Arsenic (Claudrena Harold and Kevin Jerome Everson, 2014, 20 min)

An Ecstatic Experience (Ja’Tovia Gary, 2015, 6 min, 16mm film digital transfer)

Swimming in Your Skin Again (Terence Nance, 2015, 15 min)

Crow Requiem (Cauleen Smith, 2015, 10 min)