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.
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.
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.