MOCA's film program 'Screen: Black Radical Imagination' celebrates black women filmmakers

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Shout-out to Instagram Stories, because that is how I found out about a wonderful new slate of film programming presented by Black Radical Imagination in partnership with MOCA, the Los Angeles-based contemporary art museum known for hosting cutting-edge exhibits and film programming, such as Double Conscience, Kahlil Joseph's double-screen projection of his film m.A.A.d.

Screen: Black Radical Imagination is a three-month long online film festival curated by Jheanelle Brown and Darol Olu Kae, which features short experimental films. One director's work will be featured at moca.org/screen every two weeks from March through the first week of June. And much to my delight, all of the films except for one are directed by Black women: 

From March 17 through April 1, dana washington's excellent short Under Bone will be streaming. Black Radical Imagination has other screenings with other institutions planned for the rest of the year so stayed tuned.

Here is more information about the program from MOCA:

Black Radical Imagination is an international touring program of moving image shorts that highlights new stories by filmmakers and visual artists from within the African diaspora. This year’s program, FUGITIVE TRAJECTORIES, meditates on the various ways Black people are tending to our lives despite traumatic histories, both personal and collective, and a troubling present.

Black Radical Imagination is cofounded by Erin Christovale and Amir George, and the 2018 program is curated by Jheanelle Brown and Darol Olu Kae. Participating artists include Ephraim Asili, Frances Bodomo, Alima Lee, Jenn Nkiru, Amelia Umuhire, and dana washington.

This presentation at MOCA is part of SCREEN, a quarterly screening series run by Marco Kane Braunschweiler.