Aug 3

International House



A Conversation on Black Aesthetics with Haile Gerima and John L. Jackson, Jr.

BlackStar Film Festival and the Institute of Contemporary Art co-present a special public conversation between filmmaker/scholar John L. Jackson, Jr. and legendary director and professor Haile Gerima discussing politics, love, black aesthetics, philosophy, self-definition, and depictions of the black body in cinema.

This conversation is part of a private filmmaker’s symposium, but has been opened up to the public to attend. This event is free with required registration.

Watch the discussion

About the Artists

Haile Gerima

Haile Gerima is a world-renowned independent filmmaker and professor of film at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He also lectures and conducts workshops in alternative screenwriting and directing both within the U.S. and internationally.

John L. Jackson, Jr.

John L. Jackson, Jr., is Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice and Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an accomplished academic and filmmaker.