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Still from Afronauts (Frances Bodomo, 2014, 14 min.). Photo courtesy of the director

Thursdays in June: Black Queer Brooklyn on Film

Thursday, June 8, 2017

11 am–10 pm

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

On view every Thursday throughout June, this series presents new short films by young, black, queer, female-identified, and gender-nonconforming artists and filmmakers working in Brooklyn today.

The series riffs on the contributions of the Combahee River Collective, a black lesbian feminist organization formed in 1974, and their Black Feminist Statement, and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.

Films are shown in the following order. The running time for the entire series is 2 hours and 50 minutes; following the first run at 11 am, it repeats at 2, 5, and 8* pm. Free with Museum admission.

  • i am light (Isabella Reyes, 2016, 5 min.)
  • Pain Revisited (Dyani Douze and Nontsikelelo Mutiti, 2015, 14 min.)
  • An Ecstatic Experience (Ja’Tovia Gary, 2015, 6 min.)
  • KILO | Iba se 99 (Tiona Nekkia McClodden, 2015, 10 min.)
  • 195 Lewis (Chanelle Aponte Pearson, 2016, 14 min.)
  • Afronauts (Frances Bodomo, 2014, 14 min.)
  • Black Girl Magic: Gio (Stefani Saintonge, 2016, 8 min.)
  • Happy Birthday Marsha (Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel, post-production, 4 min. [excerpt])
  • Portrait of Ryann Holmes (Chanelle Aponte Pearson, 2016, 6 min.)
  • Evoking the Mulatto: It’s Not a Cool Word (Lindsay Catherine Harris, 2015, 7 min.)
  • Evoking the Mulatto: Beautiful Black Family (Lindsay Catherine Harris, 2015, 7 min.)
  • The Personal Things (Reina Gossett, 2016, 3 min.)
  • black enuf* (Carrie Hawks, 2016, 22 min.)
  • LOOSE (D'hana Perry, 2012-ongoing, 23 min. [excerpt])
  • And Nothing Happened (Naima Ramos-Chapman, 2016, 15 min.)
  • This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering (Taja Lindley, 2017, 10 min.)

*except on Thursdays with special screenings with directors in person