Program 6: at the foot of a great monument (this ain’t no storybook)

Part of CROSSROADS 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Phyllis Wattis Theater
Enter through the Joyce and Larry Stupski Entrance at Minna Street

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Cristiana Miranda, About something that concerns us all/Sobre aquilo que nos diz respeito, 2016

Lush cinematic lyricism as expansive anti-ethnography; the world breathes in from outside the frame. Realist portraiture as poetry. The program includes eight films on migration, diaspora, rootedness, ritual, cultural/familial bonding, and estrangement, including a view of a reenacted exorcism, presented through a reclaimed colonialist lens; the heroic and traumatic legacies and histories of slavery and resistance in Jamaica and Brazil; an intimate look at life, labor, location, and family in the American South; familial estrangement in Los Angeles; and a moving portrait of Chemehuevi/Anishinaabe poet Diane Burns.

—San Francisco Cinematheque


Kindah (2016) by Ephraim Asili

About something that concerns us all/Sobre aquilo que nos diz respeito (2016) by Cristiana Miranda

The Queen of Material (2014) by Rajee Samarasinghe

The Spectre Watches Over Her (2016) by Rajee Samarasinghe

Carrs Down South (2017) by Kevin Jerome Everson

R-15 (2017) by Kevin Jerome Everson

Droga! (2014) by Miko Revereza

I'll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You'll Become (2016) by Sky Hopinka

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San Francisco Cinematheque

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