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Observational Fictions: Blurred Lines

FRI, May 31, 2019
7 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

The 2019 Biennial features three weekends of film programming selected by guest curators. Observational Fictions (May 31–June 1) is curated by Maori Karmael Holmes. Read the program notes for this screening.

Observational Fictions is a two-day program featuring three transnational filmmakers working with themes of memory, mythology, history, and the representation of all three. Friday’s screening, Blurred Lines, presents Blitz Bazawule’s The Burial of Kojo (2018), a magic realist narrative about a young girl whose family breaks apart in the rush for gold in contemporary Ghana.

This screening will be followed by a conversation with Blitz Bazawule and Maori Karmael Holmes.

Blitz Bazawule
The Burial Of Kojo, 2018

The second screening of the weekend on Saturday, June 1, Breaking Ground, presents work by Darius Clark Monroe and Jenn Nkiru. 

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 students, seniors, and visitors with a disability; free for members). Capacity is limited; visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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A 30-second online art project:
Ryan Kuo, Hateful Little Thing

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