Presented by Saint Heron.
Note two screenings this evening:
6pm screening only
8pm screening followed by artist talk
Frances Bodomo is an award-winning Ghanaian filmmaker. Her two short films Boneshaker (2013) and Afronauts (2014) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival & went on to play at several festivals including the Berlinale, Telluride and SXSW. Afronauts was exhibited at the Whitney Museum as part of the group show Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016. She is currently developing the feature film version.
Boneshaker (Frances Bodomo, 2013, 12:58 min)
Starring Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis, a young girl is taken to a Louisiana church in the hopes of banishing the evil spirits her parents believe possess her.
Everybody Dies! (Frances Bodomo, 2016, 8:52 min)
In which the Grim Reaper hosts a 70s-era children’s TV show, based on a dream by Josephine Decker.
Afronauts (Frances Bodomo, 2014, 14:05 min)
July 1969. It’s the night of the moon landing and a rag-tag group of Zambian exiles are trying to beat America to the moon.
At the 8pm show, post-film conversation will be led by Black Radical Imagination, a touring program of visual shorts that delve into the worlds of new media, video art, and experimental narrative. Focusing on new stories within the diaspora, each artist contributes their own vision about post-modern society through the state of current black culture. Black Radical Imagination focuses on the aesthetics of Afro-futurism, Afro-surrealism, and the magnificent through the context of cinema. Curated by Erin Christovale and Amir George.