Cinema + Conversation: An Affinity for Technique

Cinema + Conversation: An Affinity for Technique
Date & Time
Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
No Registration Required
About this Event

Co-sponsor: National Gallery of Art Venue: African American History and Culture Museum Event Location: Oprah Winfrey Theater Webcast: Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration strongly recommended. Walk-up seating may be available. Get Tickets: Quality Control (2011, dir. Kevin Jerome Everson, 71 min., USA)  with Junkanoo Talk (2017, dir. Rhea Storr, 2017, 12 min., UK) - US Premiere These works celebrate the beauty and nobility of craft, of those who toil on the sidelines and in the shadows, yet who enable the fabric of society to remain intact. A good craftsman/woman leaves a seamless technique in the wake of their operations, an artistic code to be admired, if one looks close enough. A conversation with director Kevin Jerome Everson to follow screenings.                This program is co-presented by the National Gallery of Art as part of their screening series and exhibition Affinities, or The Weight of Cinema. The idea behind Affinities, or The Weight of Cinema derives from Goethe’s classic 1809 novel Elective Affinities. The project, playfully adapting Goethe’s artistic-scientific theory of attractions to the practice of exhibiting experimental cinema, is presented in person by filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson and writer Greg de Cuir Jr., who serve as co-curators. Eight programs of international works of film and video art are arranged along various thematic lines that correspond to their shared interests and concerns. Presentations — or “interventions” — by visiting artists take place between screenings.

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