Count/Recount: Feminist Film and Video, Hirshorn Museum

The Hirshorn hosted a day-long screening of video and film by feminist artists and filmmakers from the 1970s to present day. Part of a partnership with the National Museum of Women in the Arts and in conjunction with the Now Be Here project, Count/Recount celebrates women video artists who use narrative to complicate and deepen our understanding of representation, highlighting works by artists of varying generations and cultures who depict scenarios and ideas through the lens of feminism. 

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25 New Faces of Independent Film

Profiled in this article I discuss the postproduction process of my autobiographical documentary, "The Evidence of Things Not Seen," which began as a biographical film about my mother and expanded into an examination of my entire family lineage and kind of personal essay. The compelling fusion of personal ideas and historical point-of-views as seen in my short An Ecstatic Experience is also discussed, along with my New Negress Film Society membership. 

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Civil Disobedience, MIT List Visual Arts Center // CAMBRDIGE, MA

Civil Disobedience is a program of documentaries, news footage, citizen journalism, artist's films and videos focusing on moments of political resistance and public demonstration from the early 20th century through today. Presenting records from the Civil Rights and women's movements, gay liberation and AIDS activism, Black Lives Matter movement, and recent Women's Marches recognize the history of resistance, and considers the role that artists and documentaries play in chronicling and confronting abuses of power and social injustice. 

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Northwest film center, shorts program // PORTLAND, OREGON

Working through oppression set by stereotypical images in the media upon people of color, artists whose short films are being featured in the NW Film Center have been re-processed, re-purposed, re-imagined and re-enacted. The work in this program seeks to both reveal the destructive power of images and sound in the media as well as re-constructing the identity of those represented. 

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Unbound: Visions of the Black Feminine, British Film Institute Southbank // LONDON, UK

As worded by Julie Dash, "some films are made because they need to be made. They're works of passion." The season launch of the BFI film season 'Unbound: Visions of the of the Black Feminine," inspired by the re-release of Julie Dash's "Daughters of the Dust, Unbound looks backward and forward to the present day at the generations of black women making innovative film work.  

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This is You Reading My Diary: An Evening with NNFS, Anthology Film Archives // NYC, NY

An Evening With The New Negress Film Society is a screening part of "This is You Reading My Diary": Coming-Of-Age Stories And The Struggle For Self-Determination. A core collective of black women filmmakers who create community and spaces for mutual support, exhibition, and consciousness-raising have a collective of art waiting to be screened followed by a Q&A with members of the Society.  

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Modern Mondays: An Evening with Ja'Tovia Gary

Join me at MoMA film on April 17th at 7pm for Modern Mondays. I will be premiering a number of new experimental animations as well as a new video art piece titled Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE). I will be in conversation with Dessane Cassell and Ashley Clark. The program is in conjunction with the Making Faces on Film: A Collaboration with BFI Black Star.

Still from The Evidence of Things Not Seen

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AN ECSTATIC EXPERIENCE // Glasgow Short Film Festival

AN ECSTATIC EXPERIENCE will screen at this year's Glasgow Short Film Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. The film will screen on Thursday, March 16th and Saturday, March 18th. Click the photos for further details. 

Seven tales of people living under pressure, whether in the Korean DMZ, in an English former mining community, in a Siberian industrial wasteland or in the path of giant radioactive fire-breathing monsters. The programme includes the award-winning Ears, Nose & Throat by American artist Kevin Jerome Everson and, fresh from Sundance, Kaiju Bunraku, the latest film from the Miami-based Borscht Corporation. 

Seven tales of people living under pressure, whether in the Korean DMZ, in an English former mining community, in a Siberian industrial wasteland or in the path of giant radioactive fire-breathing monsters. The programme includes the award-winning Ears, Nose & Throat by American artist Kevin Jerome Everson and, fresh from Sundance, Kaiju Bunraku, the latest film from the Miami-based Borscht Corporation.