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Rooftop Films Presents: A Night with Khalik Allah
Jul 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm| Free
Join one of NYC’s preeminent urban photographers/filmmakers for a night of unforgettable imagery
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Film Begins
10:30PM Q&A with Filmmaker Khalik Allah
A wise-cracking, probing urban flaneur, Khalik Allah paints an impressionistic portrait of the loiterers and denizens in and around 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Field Niggas. Beneath the bright lights of a corner convenience store, Allah wields his crystalline gaze on a series of faces and personalities as they ruminate on race, societal inequalities, family, drugs, homelessness, romance, police brutality, and, ultimately, their histories, in a collective chorus. Though un-synced, the visuals and narration perfectly complement one another, forging a viewing experience that functions as a near interactive tapestry as the stories’ strands envelope your conscience. Animated street photography at its apotheosis, Field Niggas carries a heady, haunting undercurrent, with aesthetic panache to burn.
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SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED