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Keeping Time

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A meditation on what it means to maintain continuity with the past — told through the kaleidoscopic journey of a young drummer who must learn how to guide a multi-generational band into the future after being named their new bandleader.

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Darol Olu Kae


Darol Olu Kae is a filmmaker from and based in Los Angeles. Kae’s artistic practice disrupts conventional narrative structures of storytelling through its dynamic treatment of sound and image. His highly collaborative, research-based approach to filmmaking grounds itself in the nuance of black expressive modalities in America and challenges the medium to render the full complexity of black being visible in cinematic terms.

  • Year: 2023
  • Runtime: 33 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Director: Darol Olu Kae
  • Cinematographer: Andrew Yuyi Truong
  • Composer: James William Blades
  • Editor: Grason Caldwell
  • Executive Producer: Sue Turley
  • Producer: Michael Y. Chow, Sophia Rothbart, Raven Jensen, Sam Lee, Darol Olu Kae
  • Production Design: Luke Carr
  • Screenwriter: Darol Olu Kae
  • Premiere: Philadelphia

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