Hello Good Folks!
Black History Month is starting off strong with some fabulous events kicking off today.
This evening is the opening reception of the Dandy Lion: Articulating a Re(de)fined Black Masculine Identity. The exibition will be on view at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore from January 29 – May 13, 2012. Curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis the exibit features photography and films by:
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn
Russsell K. Frederick
Cassi Amanda Gibson
Caroline W. Kaminju
Lafotographeuse (née Amanda Adams-Louis)
Nyugen E. Smith
January 29 – May 13
Reginald F. Lewis Museum
830 E Pratt St Baltimore, MD 21202
Opening Reception- February 2
RSVP required. Call 443-263-1854.
Leave your name and the total number of people in your party.
The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art presents African Art House Film Festival every Thursday in February.
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
First-come, first-served tickets available at theater box office day of screening
Limit of 4 passes per person
Man On Ground U.S. premiere!
Dir. Akin Omotoso. South Africa 2011. 90 min, English with Yoruba, Sotho, Zulu.
An indie thriller that portrays the rising xenophobia against Nigerian immigrants in South Africa.
Q & A with director Akin Omotoso and actor Hakeem Kae Kazim
Dir. Djibril Diop Mambety. Senegal 1973. 85 min., Wolof, Arabic, French with English subtitles.
This classic road movie from Senegal follows two young lovers living in Dakar who long for Paris and concoct schemes to pay their way.
Q & A with film historian Françoise Pfaff (Howard University)
Dir. Jean-Pierre Bekolo. Zimbabwe /Cameroon 1996. 71 min.
With a heavy dose of satire, this postmodern film questions if Africans prefer high art festival films or American action flicks.
Q & A with film historian Mbye Cham (Howard University)
The Nine Muses
Dir. John Akomfrah. Alaska and archival material, 2011. 94 min.
This beautiful and enigmatic documentary film mixes archival material and original scenes, and considers mass migration to post-war Britain from 1949 to 1970 as a parallel to Homer’s The Odyssey.
Q & A with director John Akomfrah