ARTHUR JAFA: TOWARDS A BLACK CINEMA

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Co-presenters: Project Row Houses and Aurora Picture Show

 Aurora Picture Show joins Houston Cinema Arts Festival and Project Row Houses to host acclaimed filmmaker and cinematographer (Daughters of the Dust, Crooklyn) Arthur Jafa for two programs: a screening on Saturday, November 14, at Aurora Picture Show and a freewheeling Artist Talk and screening of short works at Project Row Houses on Sunday, November 15. Jafa is a visionary thinker, whose concept of a Black aesthetic in cinema has been highly influential. He has remained singularly committed to promoting a Black cinema that is “as rich in power, beauty, and alienation as black music.”

Dreams Are Colder than Death is a profound rumination on a single question: “What does it mean to be black in America today?” The film is an unprecedented ‘stream of the black consciousness’ and a strikingly original, kaleidoscopic look at black intellectual and emotional life.

Dreams are Colder than DeathDREAMS ARE COLDER THAN DEATH
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 7:30 P.M.
AURORA PICTURE SHOW

 

medium_JAfaARTHUR JAFA: ARTIST TALK AND SCREENING
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1:00 P.M., FREE
ELDORADO BALLROOM

Join us for an afternoon with filmmaker, cinematographer, and visual artist Arthur Jafa, a visionary thinker whose concept of a Black aesthetic in cinema has been highly influential. Jafa will project a variety of rare short works that he has both made and found, and talk about his own biography and inspirations, as well as the systematic challenges for Black filmmakers, which led him to start a collaborative film company, TNEG, with Elissa Blount-Moorhead and Malik Sayeed.