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Thursdays in June: Black Queer Brooklyn on Film
June 29| free with Museum admission
On view every Thursday throughout June, this series presents new short films by young, black, queer, female-identified, and gender-nonconforming artists and filmmakers working in Brooklyn today.
The series riffs on the contributions of the Combahee River Collective, a black lesbian feminist organization formed in 1974, and their Black Feminist Statement, and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.
Films are shown in the following order. The running time for the entire series is 2 hours and 50 minutes; following the first run at 11 am*, it repeats at 1, 4, and 7 pm. Free with Museum admission. This program contains mature content and may not be suitable for all audiences.
i am light (Isabella Reyes, 2016, 5 min.)
Pain Revisited (Dyani Douze and Nontsikelelo Mutiti, 2015, 14 min.)
An Ecstatic Experience (Ja’Tovia Gary, 2015, 6 min.)
KILO | Iba se 99 (Tiona Nekkia McClodden, 2015, 10 min.)
195 Lewis (Chanelle Aponte Pearson, 2016, 14 min.)
Afronauts (Frances Bodomo, 2014, 14 min.)
Black Girl Magic: Gio (Stefani Saintonge, 2016, 8 min.)
Happy Birthday Marsha (Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel, post-production, 4 min. [excerpt])
Portrait of Ryann Holmes (Chanelle Aponte Pearson, 2016, 6 min.)
Evoking the Mulatto: It’s Not a Cool Word (Lindsay Catherine Harris, 2015, 7 min.)
Evoking the Mulatto: Beautiful Black Family (Lindsay Catherine Harris, 2015, 7 min.)
The Personal Things (Reina Gossett, 2016, 3 min.)
black enuf* (Carrie Hawks, 2016, 22 min.)
LOOSE (D’hana Perry, 2012-ongoing, 23 min. [excerpt])
And Nothing Happened (Naima Ramos-Chapman, 2016, 15 min.)
This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering (Taja Lindley, 2017, 10 min.)
*the 11 am screening begins with Black Girl Magic: Gio (Stefani Saintonge, 2016, 8 min.)
Image: Still from LOOSE (D’hana Perry, 2012–ongoing, 23 min.). Photo courtesy of the director