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Brooklyn Museum to Screen Black Queer Films Every Thursday in June

Still from Afronauts
Still from 'Afronauts'

The screening series is presented in conjunction with the museum's We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 exhibit

Every Thursday throughout June, the Brooklyn Museum will present a limited series, titled Black Queer Film in Brooklyn, featuring exclusively the work of "young, black, queer, female-identified, and gender-nonconforming artists and filmmakers working in Brooklyn today."

The screening series is presented in conjunction with the museum's We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85 exhibit, which focuses on "the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism."

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The screenings run from 11 AM to 10 PM, with each short showing consecutively one after another for a total viewing time of two hours and 50 minutes. After the first batch at 11, the films run again at 2, 5 and 8 PM. The viewings will be held in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on the 4th Floor and are free with museum admission.

Below is a full list of the films being presented, in order, with the names of their directors and their respective run times:

  • 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.)

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