New Black Wave

New Black Wave

“Cinema holds the possibility to reach beyond the physical human experience…heartbreaking and full of hope."
—Berlinale Shorts International Jury

“One of the most significant records of contemporary African American life.” —Filmforum at MOCA

“Kevin Jerome Everson’s short films about ordinary African-American life are completely unordinary.”
The New York Times

Presented in collaboration with Hello Benjamin Films


New Black Waveshowcases films by Black filmmakers who push cinema’s conceptual and aesthetic boundaries to explore deep-rooted emotions within the African diaspora. These films challenge us to consider how the performance of intimate rituals addresses a legacy of racial trauma. Celebration and mourning coexist as individuals devise strategies to mask or confront their pain through color or lack thereof. The program includes Alone (2017) by Garrett Bradley, the North American premiere of Recovery (2020) by Kevin Jerome Everson, Untitled (2019) by Bradford Young, and T (2019) by Keisha Rae Witherspoon, among others.



Available September 14, 2020 to ticket holders with a password.
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8:00 PM

Bérénice Reynaud with curators Solomon Turner and DaManuel Richardson


10:00 PM

Q&A with curators Solomon Turner and DaManuel Richardson; filmmakers Everlane Moraes (with translator Thalma de Freitas) and King Ali Emeka; moderated by Bérénice Reynaud

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You can join Zoom here with your passcode to take part in the Q&A.


8:30 PM

Film Program

Curators' Notes

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Curated by Solomon Turner and DaManuel Richardson as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 


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MON 9/14
8:00 pm

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT. A ticket purchase includes online streaming access to the program as well as the ability to participate in the live Q&A afterwards. Streaming will expire at 11:59pm on the same day.

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff