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Promises: Through Congress
World Premiere  

SAT, Apr 24, 2021
3 pm


Promises: Through Congress is a collaboration between Julie Mehretu, electronic music composer Floating Points aka Sam Shepherd, and filmmaker Trevor Tweeten. This 46-minute film features Mehretu’s expansive painting Congress (2003) and Promises, the acclaimed album from Floating Points and jazz titan Pharoah Sanders featuring the London Symphony Orchestra released by Luaka Bop. Filmed on location at The Broad in Los Angeles.

This world premiere screening of Promises: Through Congress is introduced by Julie Mehretu.

Free with registration.

The event is produced in collaboration with The Broad and the record label Luaka Bop. A concurrent screening is hosted by The Broad on their website at 12 PM PST.

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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.