Glenn Ligon‘s latest video piece, The Death of Tom (2008), offers an abstractionist recreation of the final scene in Edwin S. Porter’s 1903 silent movie Uncle Tom’s Cabin, based on the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Ligon asked experimental jazz musician, pianist, and composer Jason Moran to create a soundtrack for this piece, playing to changes in light on the screen. Join us tonight as Moran re-scores Ligon’s film in a live and improvised setting. The film and performance will be followed by a conversation between Ligon and Moran, moderated by Terrance McKnight.
$8 general admission; $6 senior citizens and students; free for members.