now is the time to dream

now is the time to dream

"Technology must be harnessed to both liberate and obscure blackness… building a video game-like space online that visitors must navigate to evade the threats that black trans people face everyday.” —The Guardian

Presented in collaboration with Los Angeles Filmforum


Available October 12, 2020 to ticket holders with a password.
Purchase a ticket here.


8:00 PM

Introduction by Adam Hyman and Jheanelle Brown 

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8:00 PM


Curator's Notes

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10:00 PM

Q&A with curator Jheanelle Brown; filmmakers Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley and Sophia Nahli Allison; moderated by Adam Hyman

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Now is the time to dream. Now is the time to fortify our imaginative armament and take back what is ours. Now is the time to journey deep within ourselves and excavate that which they may seek to extinguish. Now is the time to take flight, chase the celestial message, and embody liberation. The films presented herein are imaginative in their daring and fullness, but also grounded and assured in their terrestrial obligations. These filmmakers and artists orbit the archive but push past their limitations: rebuilding them, deconstructing them, critically fabulating them in service of Black people. The program includes works by Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley and Rabz Lansiquot. 

Curated by Jheanelle Brown 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. 

KCRW is the Official Radio Sponsor of REDCAT.


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MON 10/12
8:00 pm

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT. A ticket purchase includes online streaming access to the film as well as the ability to participate in the live Q&A afterwards. Streaming will expire on October 14th at 8pm.

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff