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

Still from The Evidence of Things Not Seen

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. 

DAUGHTERS: CELEBRATING EMERGING FEMALE FILMMAKERS OF COLOR

Next month I head to Columbia, South Carolina to share space with 9 emerging Black Women filmmakers at the Daughters Festival. The Festival will take place at the Nickelodeon theatre and will honor the 25th anniversary of Julie Dash's seminal work, Daughters of the Dust. 

via Shadow and Act:

“As movements like #OscarsSoWhite have made apparent, filmmakers of color continue to face significant barriers to participation and success in the film industry,” says Andy Smith, executive director of the Nickelodeon Theatre. “We are hosting this festival to both mark this anniversary but also draw attention to some of the most interesting women working in the field right now.”

“Daughters” festival filmmakers include the following directors:
· Garret Bradley, New Orleans
· Janicza Bravo, New York City
· Ja’Tovia Gary, New York City
· Roni Nicole Henderson, Columbia, South Carolina
· House of June, Atlanta
· Iyabo Kwayana, Chicago
· Nijla Mu’min, Oakland, California
· Nefertite Nguvu, Newark, New Jersey
· Tchaiko Omawale, Los Angeles

Uppsala Film Festival!

Excited and honored to screen AN ECSTATIC EXPERIENCE at Uppsala International Short Film Festival in Sweden as part of the America Now! Program taking place on October 28th and 29th. I'm very happy to screen alongside Darius Clark Monroe, a filmmaker I greatly admire, whose work DIRT will also be featured in the program. 

Check out this promo video from the fest! Very cool!

ART IN ODD PLACES!

This year I am extremely excited to take part in Art in Odd Places, an annual public art festival taking place along 14th Street in Manhattan. This year the festival's theme is RACE and on the evenings of OCTOBER 6th and 7th I will be mounting an impromptu public screenings of AN ECSTATIC EXPERIENCE at a location to be determined. Stay tuned! ;)

AN ECSTATIC EXPERIENCE at the NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL

AN ECSTATIC EXPERIENCE will have its New Orleans debut at the 27th Annual New Orleans Film Festival. The film will screen on October 15th at 6:15pm as part of the Experimental Shorts block. Looking forward to heading down to one of my favorite cities and catching some amazing films!