SUNDAY

Aug. 4

6:00 PM
Annenberg Center
TICKETS

Closing Night Program


Traverse place, space and time to re-compose you think you know about yourself, about music, about your origin stories.


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83 mins.

Q&A to follow


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Short Narrative

As Told To G/d Thyself

Dir. The Ummah Chroma (Bradford Young, Terence Nance, Jenn Nkiru, Marc Thomas & Kamasi Washington)
22 mins, United States, 2019

The story of the sacred youth and the stakes of a cosmic journey, where the embodiment and the pain, pleasure and sublimation there-in are non-negotiable.

Philadelphia Premiere



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Short Documentary

BLACK TO TECHNO

Dir. Jenn Nkiru
20 mins, United Kingdom, 2019

BLACK TO TECHNO is a music documentary charting the anthropological, socio-economical, geopolitical roots of techno from Detroit and how it travelled and translated into becoming the soundtrack to the fall of the wall in Berlin.

Philadelphia Premiere

Best Short Documentary Nominee


Trailer

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Experimental

When I Get Home

Dir. Solange Knowles
41 mins, United States, 2019

Visual artist and singer/songwriter Solange Knowles presents an extended directors cut featuring new scenes and musical arrangements of her interdisciplinary performance art film “When I Get Home”. The film will premiere across renowned Museums and Contemporary Arts Institutions across USA and Europe from 17 July before closing as part of Chinati Weekend on 13 October 2019

The film was directed and edited by Solange Knowles with contributing directors Alan Ferguson, Terence Nance, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Ray Tintori. Additional art courtesy of Houston artists Autumn Knight and Robert Pruitt and collage work by Gio Escobar of Standing on The Corner. The film also features new sculptural work by the artist, “Boundless Body” (2019), an 8 by 100 ft. rodeo arena displayed in the desert of Marfa, which sits alongside many architectural wonders in the film, such as the Rothko Chapel at the Menil Collection and the I. M. Pei designed Dallas City Hall.

The extended version of the film is screened exclusively from 17 July 2019 across partner institutions in USA and Europe. For full screenings information see BlackPlanet and download a digital When I Get Home Film Poster from WeTransfer.

 

Philadelphia Premiere