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Between Then and Now: on Kara Walker and Ta-Nehisi Coates by Rabia Ashfaque
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Reminding us of what should never have been forgotten

Supportive Acts by Justin Torres
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Rickie Vasquez is wondering if all you ever have to offer him are crumbs.

 Daniel Poppick and Jenny Zhang
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“What do you do when you’re born—without your consent—and you find out later that your life was at the cost of someone else’s? That’s how high the stakes can be.”

Harmony Holiday by Farid Matuk
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“I don’t want the kind of career where everything is sensible and safe; I’d rather suffer through the anxiety of wondering where I’m going next than suffer the boredom of dancing in the same safe square.”

Filming the Unspeakable: The Cinema of Yvonne Rainer by Dana Reinoos
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Radical feminist films from the legendary choreographer, artist, and dancer

White Girl by t'ai freedom ford
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She sitting across from me on the train and people are shooting crazy looks at her cause she shoulda got off four stops ago with the rest of the white people. They prolly wondering if she missed her stop. I know she ain’t, but no one’s asking.

Fletcher Williams III’s City Block by Chase Quinn
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A Tale of Two Charlestons

James Little by LeRonn P. Brooks
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“The reward is getting through the tough stuff. And that’s what’s perplexing about the art thing. When I was going to school there were kids that could draw their asses off. There were kids that were better draftsman than me, for certain. But no one was more determined than me.”

Kevin Jerome Everson by Jordan Cronk
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“I don’t make films for the audience, I make them for the subjects, and I try to position those subjects and the camera so that there’s a element of generosity between the two.”

Steffani Jemison by Ben Lerner
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Early film, nineteenth-century science fiction, and experimental musical languages serve a young artist’s explorations of race and our political present.

Ron Athey by Zackary Drucker
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From the Pentecostal churches of his youth to ’80s underground Goth punk and queer clubs to museums around the world, an iconic performance artist tells his story.

Call to Witness by Nico Wheadon
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Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro testifies that James Baldwin’s embattled America is still our own.

Futurism, Hashtags, & the Old Wild West by Jeffrey Grunthaner
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Douglas Kearney’s buck studies recasts worn out notions of black masculinity.

Sondra Perry’s Resident Evil by Terence Trouillot
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Black memes, black bodies.

A Wrinkle in Swing Time by Chase Quinn
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Friendship and the lies we tell ourselves in Zadie Smith’s Swing Time.

Okwui Okpokwasili by Jenn Joy
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The celebrated choreographer of Bronx Gothic explores the embodiment of psychic space, the nature of memory, and who gets to write history.

Simone Leigh’s The Waiting Room by Terence Trouillot
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For her residency at the New Museum, Leigh looks at the act of healing through the lens of black female caregivers, educators, and intellectuals.

Vince Staples by Simone White
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“Life has a soundtrack. And certain music is a soundtrack to a certain type of identity or feeling. 50 Cent, the Game, and those kinds of guys—they made us feel like our lives were worth nothing, basically.”

Stephen O’Connor by Melody Nixon
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”In a way, I am like some demented lawyer seeking only to get a hung jury—with the saving grace being that, when the truth is not obvious, people tend to do their most profound and significant thinking.”

Margo Jefferson by Tobi Haslett
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“Crude action is required here. Take off that limb, see what’s left.”

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